Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration

Microbial BioEnergy: Hydrogen Production

Editors: Zannoni, Davide, De Philippis, Roberto (Eds.)

  • The first book entirely devoted to microbial production of hydrogen
  • Includes for the first time a chapter on the use of systems biology approaches such as genomics, transcriptomics and 13C-fluxomics
  • The first book including H2-production by phototrophs and thermophilic anaerobes
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About this book

The central theme of this book “Microbial BioEnergy: Hydrogen Production” is focused on the biological machinery that microorganisms use to produce hydrogen gas. The book summarizes the achievements over the past decade in the biochemistry, structural and molecular biology, genomics and applied aspects of microbial H2-production, including microbial fuel cells (MFC), by phototrophs such as purple sulfur and non-sulfur bacteria (Thiocapsa spp., Rhodobacter and Rhodopseudomonas spp.) microalgae (Chlamydomonas) and cyanobacteria (Anabaena spp.) along with anaerobes and thermophiles such as Caldicellulosiruptor and Thermotoga. This is the first book of this series entirely devoted to microbial bio-hydrogen production and is intended to be a precious source of information for PhD students, researchers and undergraduates from disciplines such as microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, photochemistry and chemical engineering, interested in basic and applied sciences.

About the authors

Davide Zannoni, Professor of General Microbiology, received the doctoral degree in Biological Sciences, in 1973, from the University of Bologna, Italy; his thesis was on the Bioenergetics of the facultative photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter (Rb.) capsulatus. During 1977-1978, he was a research fellow of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at the St. Louis Medical School, Department of Biochemistry, St. Louis MO, USA, under the supervision of Professor Barry L. Marrs. In 1979, he was appointed Lecturer in Plant Biochemistry and in 1981, he was promoted to become Associate Professor of Plant Biochemistry, at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Bologna. As a research fellow of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in 1981, 1983 and 1991, he visited several European laboratories, namely: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, St. Andrews University, St. Andrews Scotland U.K.; Département de Biologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire, Centre National Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA) Saclay Gif-sur-Yvette, France; Department of Microbiology, University of Göttingen, Göttingen Germany, to investigate both the structure and the function of membrane redox-complexes in a variety of microbial genera. Zannoni’s scientific interests now include bioenergetics and genomics of microbial remediation of metals and metalloids in planktonic cells and biofilms of Rb. capsulatus and Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes, molecular mechanisms of bacterial movement (chemo- and photo-taxis) and biofilm formation, alkane and naphthenic acid degradation by Rhodococcus spp., the use of microbial biofilms as electricity-producing systems and finally, bio-hydrogen anaerobic production by Thermotoga. Zannoni’s pioneering work on hydrogen metabolism in Rb. capsulatus began in 1981 (European Community Solar Energy Research &Development). He is author and/or co-author of more than 130 publications in international research journals and he has published several research as well as text-books for students. From 2004 to 2010, Prof. Zannoni has been the Head of the Department of Biology of the University of Bologna. He is presently acting as a Coordinator of the Master’s degree in Molecular & Industrial Biotechnology at the Department of Pharmacy & Bio-Technology, University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum, Italy. See his web site for further information.

Roberto De Philippis, Associate Professor of Microbial Biotechnology, received his Laurea degree in Chemistry from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1978; his thesis was on the chemical interactions between nucleic acids and amino acids as studied by means of NMR and EPR techniques. During 1978-1981, he was a research scientist at the Research Center on Plastic Polymers at “Montedison” SpA, Milan, Italy; during 1981-1983 he was responsible for the scientific and technical aspects of Baker’s yeast production at a Food Industry in Florence. During 1984-1990, he was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Agricultural and Technical Microbiology, University of Florence. During 1990-2001, he served as a Lecturer at the Department of Food and Microbiological Science and Technology, University of Florence. From 2001 he has been an Associate Professor of Microbial Biotechnology at the University of Florence, Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences. He is at the same time, an Associate Researcher at the Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds, Italian National Research Council (ICCOM-CNR), Florence. His research activity is mainly concerned with the physiology and biochemistry of photosynthetic bacteria. In particular, Roberto is studying the physiology and the possible biotechnological exploitation of phototrophic microorganisms in the production of biopolymers of industrial interest or in processes related to the production of energy from renewable resources or for the treatment of polluted waters. He is also involved in studies on the formation of phototrophic biofilms on monuments or in the stabilization of desert soils by the use of phototrophic microorganisms. He has been hosted for his research by several Institutions in China, India, Israel, Mexico, Portugal and in USA. He has published more than 80 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals, ten chapters in books, and has participated in more than 90 international and national Congresses. During 1999-2001, Roberto was Secretary/Treasurer and currently, he is President- elect of the International Society for Applied Phycology. He is an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Applied Phycology. From 2010, he has been a Delegate for Italy in the IEA-HIA (International Energy Agency- Hydrogen Implementing Agreement) New Annex 21 “Bio-inspired and Biological Hydrogen.

Reviews

“The current volume has 15 chapters written by 42 authors almost exclusively from Europe and North America … . I also recommend that this book be acquired by all the laboratories engaged in biohydrogen research, as well as by all universities and research institutes with advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Plant Biology, Plant Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioengineering, and Biotechnology.” (Michael Seibert, Photosynthesis Research, Vol. 127, 2016)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Bioenergy from Microorganisms: An Overview

    Hallenbeck, Patrick C.

    Pages 3-21

  • Structural Foundations for O2 Sensitivity and O2 Tolerance in [NiFe]-Hydrogenases

    Volbeda, Anne (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

  • Engineering Hydrogenases for H2 Production: Bolts and Goals

    Rousset, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 43-77

  • H2 Production Using Cyanobacteria/Cyanobacterial Hydrogenases: From Classical to Synthetic Biology Approaches

    Pacheco, Catarina C. (et al.)

    Pages 79-99

  • Hydrogen Production by Water Biophotolysis

    Ghirardi, Maria L. (et al.)

    Pages 101-135

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8554-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8553-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0612-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbial BioEnergy: Hydrogen Production
Editors
  • Davide Zannoni
  • Roberto De Philippis
Series Title
Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8554-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8554-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8553-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0612-2
Series ISSN
1572-0233
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 366
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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