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Biotechnology for Biofuels: A Sustainable Green Energy Solution

Editors: Kumar, Nitish (Ed.)

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  • Reviews the latest developments in the research on a promising biofuel crop – jatropha
  • Discusses the advances in Jatropha cultivation based on biotechnology and breeding tools
  • Assesses the benefits of this biofuel crop and its limitations
  • Addresses the role of microorganisms in biofuel production
  • Discusses nanotechnology and computational biology approaches in biofuel production
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The depletion of petroleum-derived fuel and environmental concerns have prompted many millennials to consider biofuels as alternative fuel sources. But completely replacing petroleum-derived fuels with biofuels is currently impossible in terms of production capacity and engine compatibility. Nevertheless, the marginal replacement of diesel with biofuel could delay the depletion of petroleum resources and abate the radical climate change caused by automotive pollutants. Energy security and climate change are the two major driving forces for worldwide biofuel development, and also have the potential to stimulate the agro-industry. The development of biofuels as alternative and renewable sources of energy has become critical in national efforts towards maximum self-reliance, the cornerstone of our energy security strategy. At the same time, the production of biofuels from various types of biomass such as plants, microbes, algae and fungi is now an ecologically viable and sustainable option. This book describes the biotechnological advances in biofuel production from various sources, while also providing essential information on the genetic improvement of biofuel sources at both the conventional and genomic level. These innovations and the corresponding methodologies are explained in detail.

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Dr. Nitish Kumar is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Bihar, India. He received his Master’s Degree in Agricultural Biotechnology from Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur in 2003 and his PhD in Botany from Bhavnagar University in 2009. Dr. Kumar is currently a plant biologist with a focus on Plant Tissue Culture, Molecular Marker Development, Transgenic Technology and Microbial Biotechnology. He has published a number of research papers in peer-reviewed journals of national & international repute. In addition, he has received many awards\fellowships from various organizations, e.g. the CSIR, DBT, ICAR and DST. He is an associate editor of the journal GENE

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Biofuels: Perspective for Sustainable Development and Climate Change Mitigation

    Pages 1-22

    Singhal, Akshay (et al.)

  • Nanoparticles for Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

    Pages 23-60

    Aasim, Muhammed (et al.)

  • Bio-Hydrogen: Technology Developments in Microbial Fuel Cells and Their Future Prospects

    Pages 61-94

    Sudheer, Pamidimarri D. V. N. (et al.)

  • Recent Advances in Genetic Improvement of Jatropha curcas: A Potent Biodiesel Plant

    Pages 95-107

    Kumar, Nitish (et al.)

  • Catalytic Approach for Production of Hydrocarbon Rich Bio-Oil from a Red Seaweed Species

    Pages 109-133

    Kumar, Sanjay (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotechnology for Biofuels: A Sustainable Green Energy Solution
Editors
  • Nitish Kumar
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3761-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3761-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3760-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 288
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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