Sustainable Biotechnology

Sources of Renewable Energy

  • Om V. Singh
  • Steven P. Harvey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sridhar Viamajala, Bryon S. Donohoe, Stephen R. Decker, Todd B. Vinzant, Michael J. Selig, Michael E. Himmel et al.
    Pages 1-18
  3. Xiaorong Wu, James McLaren, Ron Madl, Donghai Wang
    Pages 19-41
  4. Palligarnai T. Vasudevan, Michael D. Gagnon, Michael S. Briggs
    Pages 43-62
  5. Anuj K. Chandel, Om V. Singh, L. Venkateswar Rao
    Pages 63-81
  6. James J. Valdes, Jerry B. Warner
    Pages 83-103
  7. Zhongtang Yu, Floyd L. Schanbacher
    Pages 105-127
  8. Elinor L. Scott, A. Maarten J. Kootstra, Johan P.M. Sanders
    Pages 179-194
  9. Elinor L. Scott, Johan P.M. Sanders, Alexander Steinbüchel
    Pages 195-210
  10. Silvia Martins, Diego Mercado, Marco Mata-Gómez, Luis Rodriguez, Antonio Aguilera-Carbo, Raul Rodriguez et al.
    Pages 229-246
  11. Esperanza Del Río, F. Gabriel Acién, Miguel G. Guerrero
    Pages 247-258
  12. Renpeng Liu, Jian Liu
    Pages 259-277
  13. Raj Kumar, Dev Dutt Patel, Deen Dayal Bansal, Saurabh Mishra, Anis Mohammed, Rajesh Arora et al.
    Pages 279-294
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 295-323

About this book


Nature offers abundant renewable resources that can be used to replace fossil fuels but issues of cost, technology readiness levels, and compatibility with existing distribution networks remain. Cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel are the most immediately obvious target fuels, with hydrogen, methane and butanol as other potentially viable products.

Sustainable Biotechnology; Sources of Renewable Energy draws on the vast body of knowledge about renewable resources for biofuel research, with the aim to bridge the technology gap and focus on critical aspects of lignocellulosic biomolecules and the respective mechanisms regulating their bioconversion to liquid fuels and other value-added products . This book is a collection of outstanding research reports and reviews elucidating several broad-ranging areas of progress and challenges in the utilization of sustainable resources of renewable energy, especially in biofuels.

This ground-breaking book comes just at a time when governments and industries are accelerating their efforts in the exploration of alternative energy resources, with expectations of the establishment of long-term sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based liquid fuels. Apart from liquid fuel this book also emphasizes the use of sustainable resources for value-added products, which may help in revitalizing the biotechnology industry at a broader scale. This book offers scientists and graduate students involved in biofuel research, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, a comprehensive review of the basic literature and advanced research methodologies of this exciting field..


Biobutanol Biofuels Fermentation Transport biodiesel bioenergy biofuel biogas biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Om V. Singh
    • 1
  • Steven P. Harvey
    • 2
  1. 1.BradfordU.S.A.
  2. 2.Edgewood Chemical Biological CenterUS Army Medical ResearchAberdeen Proving GroundU.S.A.

Bibliographic information