A unique feature of this book is its focus on nanotechnological solutions for the production of bioenergy and biofuels. Coverage includes topics such as nanobiotechnology, microalgae, biofuel cells, biomass pretreatment, and biomass conversion. An international team of experts also addresses the need to precisely characterize nanoparticles and the role of catalysts. The range of topics addressed, together with a chapter on risk management, make this book a highly useful resource for a broad readership including physicists, chemists, microbiologists, biotechnologists, food technologists, agricultural engineers, and nanotechnologists.
Mahendra K. Rai is Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at Amravati University in Maharashtra, India. He has published 210 research papers, more than 100 popular articles in Indian and foreign journals and 31 books. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Father T.A. Mathias Award (1989) from the All India Association for Christian Higher Education, and the Medini Award (1999) from the Department of Environment and Forest, Government of India.
Silvio Silvério da Silva is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Biotechnology, Engineering School of Lorena, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. He has published more than 140 papers in peer reviewed international journals and presented more than 475 papers in international conference proceedings. He has published 3 international books and 18 book chapters.
Nanotechnology for Green Bioenergy.- Exploring the role of nanobiotechnology in biofuel production.- Application of nanotechnology in biomass pretreatment.- Applications of carbon-based nanomaterials in biofuel cell.- Nanoparticle engineering for microalgal biodiesel production.- Potential on application of nanotechnology for thermochemical conversion of microalgal biomass.- Hierarchy nanostructure of lignocellulose and its impact on the conversion of cellulose to biofuels.- Role of nanoparticles in enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose in ethanol.- Need for physico-chemical characterization of nanoparticles used in bioenergy and biofuel production.- From biomass to fuels: nano-catalytic processes .- Heterogeneous catalyst for biomass to biofuels conversion.- Nanocatalysts for advanced biofuel production.- An overview of recent advances in the application of metal-oxide nanocatalysts for biofuel production".- Nanocatalysis for conversion of non-edible oil to biogasoline via deoxygenation reaction.- Impact of Nano-additives blended biodiesel fuels in diesel engines.- Nanotechnologies and the management of risk generated during bioenergy / biofuel production.