By Prakash Kumar Sarangi and Latika Bhatia

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104 pages

Rs. 650/- ($18)

About The Book

The requirement of environmental sustainability is the need of the present day due to the increasing population leading to dependency on available fossil fuels and other such products. Waste biomass can act as the cheapest renewable sources for biofuels towards sustainability. Biomass can provide the sustainable production of biofuel by utilizing various biotechnological and biochemical tools.

The book is committed to focus new developments and approaches in waste biomass processing and its conversion technologies towards energy and biofuel utilizing microbial biomass.

About The Authors

Dr. Prakash Kumar Sarangi is a Scientist with specialization in Food Microbiology at Central Agricultural University in Imphal, India. He has a Ph.D. degree in Microbial Biotechnology specialization from Botany department, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India; M.Tech. degree in Applied Botany from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India; and M.Sc. degree in Botany from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India.

Dr. Sarangi’s current research is focused on bioprocess engineering, renewable energy, second generation biofuels, biochemicals, biomaterials, fermentation technology and post-harvest engineering & technology. He has achieved many research experiences particularly in bioconversion of crop residues and agro-wastes into value added phenolic compounds. He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experiences in Biochemical Engineering, Microbial Biotechnology, Downstream Processing, Food Microbiology and Molecular Biology. He has served as a reviewer for many international journals and has published more than 45 research articles in peer-reviewed international and national journal and authored in more than 15 book chapters. Dr. Sarangi has edited two books entitled “Recent Advancements in Biofuels and Bioenergy Utilization” by Springer Nature and “Fuel Processing and Energy Utilization” by CRC Press. He is associated with many scientific societies as a Fellow Member (Society for Applied Biotechnology) and Life Member (Biotech Research Society of India; Society for Biotechnologists of India; Association of Microbiologists of India; Orissa Botanical Society; Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India; Indian Science Congress Association; Forum of Scientists, Engineers & Technologists; and International Association of Academicians and Researchers.

Dr. Latika Bhatia is an Assistant Professor in Department of Microbiology and Bioinformatics, Atal Bihari Vajpayee University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India. She is responsible for academic and administrative responsibilities being member of various committees like academic council, board of studies, co-ordinator of examination and various other. She has 16 years of teaching experience working in University, teaching graduates and post graduates of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

She did her PhD from ITM University, Gwalior, on Biofuels. She has published 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals of International repute and 05 book chapters and 02 monographs. Her primary research interest is to develop the sustainable process for bioconversion of lignocellulosics into renewable energy and biochemicals. Proactive research lead with an entrepreneurial mind-set, she brings hands-on strategic experience in research projects and start-up of piloting to full commercial scale operations. She has also convened two National level conferences sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, India, on Recent Advances in Biotechnology and Biofuels. She is a recipient of Indian Academy of Sciences - Banglore, Indian National Science Academy - New Delhi, The National Academy of Sciences - Allahabad (IASc-INSA-NASI) Summer Research Fellowship which she availed in Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (I.I.S.E.R), Pune. She has awards and honors in her credit. She has been invited to deliver a technical talk in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, New Delhi) and in many national and international conferences. She has attended and presented papers in more than 30 conferences, workshops of national and international repute in India. She has successfully completed many consultancy and research projects.

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