Biotechnology for Agro-Industrial Residues Utilisation

Utilisation of Agro-Residues

  • Poonam Singh nee’ Nigam
  • Ashok Pandey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Poonam Singh nee’ Nigam, Nutan Gupta, Ashish Anthwal
      Pages 13-33
  3. Production of Industrial Products Using Agro-Industrial Residues as Substrates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Poonam Singh nee’ Nigam
      Pages 37-60
    3. Soham Chattopadhyay, Asmita Mukerji, Ramkrishna Sen
      Pages 61-76
    4. J. Obeta Ugwuanyi, Brian McNeil, Linda M. Harvey
      Pages 77-103
    5. Syed G. Dastager
      Pages 105-127
    6. Poonam Singh nee’ Nigam
      Pages 129-145
    7. Sumathy Babitha
      Pages 147-162
  4. Biotechnological Potential of Agro-Industrial Residues for Bioprocesses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Binod Parameswaran
      Pages 239-252
    3. Swetha Sivaramakrishnan, Dhanya Gangadharan
      Pages 253-271
    4. Diomi Mamma, Evangelos Topakas, Christina Vafiadi, Paul Christakopoulos
      Pages 273-291
    5. Bo Jin, Joan M. Kelly
      Pages 293-311
    6. Hongzhang Chen, Ye Yang, Jianxing Zhang
      Pages 327-340
    7. Mynepalli K.C. Sridhar, Olugbenga O. AdeOluwa
      Pages 341-355
  5. Enzymes Degrading Agro-Industrial Residues and Their Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Dhanya Gangadharan, Swetha Sivaramakrishnan
      Pages 359-369
    3. Reeta Rani Singhania
      Pages 371-381
    4. Nicemol Jacob
      Pages 383-396
    5. K.N. Niladevi
      Pages 397-414
  6. Bioconversion of Agro-Industrial Residues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Michael Ward, Poonam Singh nee’ Nigam
      Pages 417-430
    3. V.K. Garg, Renuka Gupta
      Pages 431-456
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 457-466

About this book


Residues from agriculture and the food industry consist of many and varied wastes, in total accounting for over 250 million tonnes of waste per year in the UK alone. Biotechnological processing of these residues would allow these waste products to be used as a resource, with tremendous potential. An extensive range of valuable and usable products can be recovered from what was previously considered waste: including fuels, feeds and pharmaceutical products. In this way Biotechnology can offer many viable alternatives to the disposal of agricultural waste, producing several new products in the process.

This book presents up-to-date information on a biotechnology approach for the utilisation of agro-industrial residues, presenting chapters with detailed information on materials and bioconversion technology to obtain products of economic importance:

  • The production of industrial products using agro-industrial residues as substrates
  • The biotechnological potential of agro-industrial residues for bioprocesses
  • Enzymes degrading agro-industrial residues and their production
  • Bioconversion of agro-industrial residues

Written by experts in Biotechnological processing of Agro-Industrial Residues, this book will provide useful information for academic researchers and industry scientists working in biotechnology, waste management, agriculture and the food industry.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Poonam Singh nee’ Nigam
    • 1
  • Ashok Pandey
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Life & Health SciencesUniversity of UlsterColeraineNorthern Ireland United Kingdom BT52 1SA
  2. 2.National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology CSIRTrivandrum-695019India

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