Algal Biofuel: Sustainable Solution

  • Author(s): Richa Kothari, Vinayak V Pathak and and V V Tyagi
  • Size: 160 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 350
  • Availability: eBook only
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9789386530943
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.795.00 / US $56.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 715.00 / US $50.00

Book Details

Present energy situation around the globe is unsustainable due to unequal distribution of natural resources as well as different environmental, geopolitical, and economical concerns. Rise in population with accelerated increase in industrial sector has led to rapid increase in the consumption of energy sources, which will make them extinct soon. To combat environmental pollution and mitigate the effects of greenhouse gases, it has become imperative that an alternative energy source is found which is sustainable and renewable. Biofuels is one such renewable, sustainable and affordable energy source that has the potential to replace conventional energy sources.

Algal Biofuel: sustainable solution explores a wide spectrum of bioenergy sources, including their applications. It provides latest information in the field of bioenergy technologies and their future prospect including lipid content. It discusses governance of biofuel at global and national level and the potential of biofuel to meet the rising energy demand. The book focuses towards the strategies to ensure the availability of algal biomass, effective cultivation and harvesting techniques. The strategies to enhance the algal lipid synthesis and its conversion for biodiesel production have been also elaborated

Target Audience

    Researcher (Renewable Energy/Green Energy/Bioenergy and biotechnology, Professionals (Renewable Energy industry), Post graduate students of M. Sc. and M. Tech. (Renewable Energy, Energy & Environment)

Table of Contents



    1. Biorefinery: A Future Approach for a Sustainable Bioeconomy
    • Introduction
    • Role of Government, Public, and Private Stakeholders 
    • Conclusion 
    1. Algal biomass harvesting for biofuel production
    • Introduction 
    • Harvesting process 
    • Future prospects and conclusions 
    1. Biogas as Bioenergy Option: Advances and Challenges
    • Introduction 
    • Biochemical Processes of Anaerobic Digestion 
    • Feedstock materials 
    • Microbial community 
    • Important parameters 
    • Properties of Biogas 
    • Upgradation of Biogas 
    • Types of Digesters 
    • Applications of Biogas 
    • Challenges/bottlenecks 
    • Conclusion 
    1. Application of algal biomass as a feedstock 93for fermentative biohydrogen production
    • Introduction 
    • Microalgae
    • Advantages and Limitations of Biohydrogen from Microalgae 
    • Conclusion 
    1. Bioethanol Production from Lignocellulosic/Algal Biomass: 107Potential Sustainable Approach
    • Introduction 
    • Bioethanol from Lignocellulosic Material 
    • Conclusion 
    1. Crop Residues as a Potential Substrate for 121Bioenergy Production: An Overview
    • Introduction 
    • Agricultural Residues for Bioenergy Production 
    • Biomass-to-bioenergy Conversion Pathways 
    • Conclusion 
    1. Magnetic Harvesting of Microalgae Biomass for cost-effective Algal Biofuel Production
    • Introduction
    • Magnetic Materials for Microalgae Harvesting
    • Factors Influencing Magnetic Harvesting Process
    • Recovery of Magnetic Materials and Biomass Detachment
    • Biocompatibility of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Recovery of Growth Medium
    • Conclusion
    1. Biodiesel Production from Non-edible Oilseeds
    • Introduction
    • Non-edible Oilseeds as Biodiesel Feedstock
    • Properties of Free Fatty Acids in Non-edible Oils
    • Biodiesel Production Technology for Non-edible Oilseeds
    • Fuel Properties of Biodiesel
    • Economic Feasibility of Biodiesel from Non-edible Oils
    • Advantages of Non-edible Oilseed Crops
    • National Efforts to Promote Non-edible Plant Species
    • Conclusion
    1. Carbon Sequestration and Biofuel Production by microalgae: An Integrated and Sustainable Approach
    • Introduction 
    • Carbon Sequestration
    • Carbon Sequestration by Microalgae 
    • Carbon Concentrating Mechanism 
    • Algal Species 
    • Factors Affecting Microalgal Efficiency 
    • Biosynthesis of Lipids in Microalgae 
    • Microalgal Biomass Harvesting and Processing 
    • Microalgal Lipid Extractions 
    • Production of Biofuels 
    • Chemical Conversion 
    • Thermochemical Conversion 
    • Biochemical Conversion 
    • Conclusion 
    1. Role of Meteorological Parameters on Atmospheric Aerosols Concentration and Its Control through Modern Biomass Application
    • Introduction 
    • Aerosols 
    • Shape and Size of Aerosols 
    • Aerosol Sources 
    • Aerosol Removal Processes 
    • Implications of Aerosols 
    • Brief History of Earlier Aerosol Studies 
    • Experimental Technique Used 
    • Results and Discussion 
    • Modern Biomass Application to Control Aerosol Emission 
    • Conclusion 
    1. Application of Immobilized Algae in Water and Wastewater Treatment
    • Immobilization 
    • Immobilization Techniques 
    • Application of Immobilized Algae 
    • Nutrient Removal 
    • Metal Removal 
    • Removal of Organic Compounds 
    • Lipid Content of Immobilized Algae 
    • Conclusion and Future Work


    1. Recent Biotechnological Approaches for Bioenergy Production: The Path Forward
    • Introduction 
    • Biotechnological Approaches in Bioenergy Production 
    • Different Biotechnological Approaches for Bioenergy Production 
    • Biotechnology and Sustainable Society 
    • Conclusion 
    1. Lipid induction in algal biomass for sustainable bioenergy production
    • Introduction 
    • Composition of Microalgal Lipid 
    • Factors affecting lipid productivity in algal biomass 
    • Engineering efforts of lipid enhancement 
    • Conclusion

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