1 Integrated Waste Biorefinery for Biofuels and Biochemicals.- 2 Progress In Consolidated Bioprocessing of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Biofuels and Biochemicals.- 3 Next Generation Biofuels from Macroalgae: Prospects and Challenges.- 4 Co-digestion of lignocellulosic wastes with food waste for sustainable biogas production.- 5 Current status and prospects of producing biohydrogen.- 6 Biorefining of Lignin Wastes: Modularized Production of Value-added Compounds.- 7 Understanding the Potential Applications of Biofilms as Industrial “Cell Factories.- 8 Nanotechnological interventions for sustainable production of microbial biofuel and bioenergy.- 9 Role of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology in the development of microbes for biofuel production.- 10 Microbial Biotechnology for Renewable and Sustainable Energy: The current status of Biogas, Biodiesel and Bioethanol in Brazil.-11 Enzymatic saccharification technologies for biofuel production: Challenges and prospects.- 12 New trends and commercial aspects of enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass.- 13 Yeasts for Single Cell Oil Production from Non-Conventional Bioresources.- 14 Techno-economic and life cycle assessments of microbial process in renewable energy production.
Dr. Jitendra Kumar Saini, Department of Microbiology, Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh, Haryana, India
Dr. Saini is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar and Ph.D. in Microbiology from Gobind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. He has worked as a postdoctoral associate at GADVASU, and as Scientific Officer at DBT-IOC Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Faridabad. Dr. Saini teaches Industrial Microbiology, and Food and Dairy Microbiology and his current research focuses on enzyme and microbial technologies for sustainable development of energy and environment. He was a recipient of ECR grant from and a twinning grant from SERB and DBT, Government of India, respectively. He is Review Editor for ‘Frontiers in Energy Research’ and Life member of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)
Prof. Rajesh K Sani, Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT), 501 E. St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD, USA
Dr. Sani is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD, USA. His research expertise includes Rules of Life in Biofilms grown on 2D materials, Extremophilic Bioprocessing of Solid Wastes to Biofuels and Value-added Products (Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, and Metabolic Engineering), Space Biology, Biogas to Liquid fuels (BioGTL, Genome Editing), Biocatalysis (Protein Engineering, Simulations/Modeling, and Bioinformatics), and Biomaterials/Biopolymers (EPSs and PHAs: Biomedical applications). Over the past 15 years, he has acted as the PI or co-PI on over $44.39 million in funded research. He has one patent, eleven invention disclosures, published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in high impact factor journals, and has contributed to several book chapters. In addition, he has edited nine books, and one Proceedings for Springer International Publishing AG, Wiley, and ACS publications. Dr Sani has also been leading a research consortium funded by the NSF with the aid of 69 scientists and engineers.
This book covers various aspects of microbial biotechnology to produce bioenergy. It focuses on production of biofuels from plant and microbial biomass including agri-food residues and other wastes. It educates readers about various biomass resources, major aspects of production of renewable energy and fuels based on biochemical conversion routes. There is special focus on the microbial system and biotechnological processes as well as process optimization and industrial scale-up. The book brings together current challenges and potential solutions to enhance biomass to biofuel bioconversion. It is relevant for researchers, academicians, students as well as industry professionals working on biomass-based biorefineries.