Genetic and Metabolic Engineering for Improved Biofuel Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass describes the different aspects of biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass. Each chapter presents different technological approaches for cost effective liquid biofuel production from agroresidues/biomass. Two chapters cover future direction and the possibilities of biomass-based biofuel production at the industrial level. The book provides a genetic and metabolic engineering approach for improved cellulase production and the potential of strains that can ferment both pentose and hexose sugars. The book also gives direction on how to overcome challenges for the further advancement of lignocellulosic biomass-based biofuel production.
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1. Development of cellulolytic strain by genetic engineering approach for enhanced cellulose production 2. Development of cellulolytic thermo tolerant fungal strain 3. Development of efficient strain for both pentose and hexose sugar fermentation by genetic engineering approach 4. Development of ethanol fermenting yeast for high tolerance to inhibitory compounds 5. Development of efficient fungal strain for high enzyme production by metabolic engineering approach 6. Genetic engineering of cellulolytic fungal strain for ethanol production 7. Present status and future prospect of genetic and metabolic engineering for biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass 8. Current status of cellulase production by fungal strains 9. Bioreactor design for efficient biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass 10. Downstream processing of biofuel 11. Future scope and potential of genetic and metabolic engineering approach for cost effective biomass-based biofuel production
Dr. Arindam Kuila is currently working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith (Deemed University), Rajasthan. Previously, he worked as a research associate at Hindustan Petroleum Green R&D Centre, Bangalore. He did his PhD from Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2013 in the area of lignocellulosic biofuel production. His major areas of research are enzyme technology, bioprocess development for biofuel production and biopolymer production from lignocellulosic biomass. He has one Indo-Brazil collaborative project funded by DBT, New Delhi. He has guided 2 PhD students and currently 4 PhD students are working under his guidance. He has published 6 edited books, 8 book chapters, 27 papers in peer reviewed Journals and filled 5 patents. He is currently acting as guest editor for the Journal of Food Process Engineering (Wiley).
Vinay Sharma Professor and Head, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, India.
Prof. Vinay Sharma is Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology and Chair, Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology at Banasthali Vidyapith, India. He is also Coordinator, DBT M.Sc. Programme in Biotechnology and, DBT Centre for Bioinformatics, Banasthali University. Earlier he served as Lecturer and then Reader during Feb 1986 to April 96 at IIT Roorkee, India. He has over 30 years of teaching and research experience and has published over 250 research papers (including 31 as conference proceedings/ book chapters). Besides he has written 3 Text Books, 3 Edited Books and edited one thematic issue of "Current Biochemical Engineering". His major areas of research interests are Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.