Extremophilic Microbial Processing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Biofuels, Value-Added Products, and Usable Power

  • Rajesh K. Sani
  • Navanietha Krishnaraj Rathinam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Navanietha Krishnaraj Rathinam, Rajesh K. Sani
    Pages 1-23
  3. Sean Michael Scully, Johann Orlygsson
    Pages 25-46
  4. Rakhee Khandeparker, Rajesh K. Sani
    Pages 47-62
  5. Karen M. Moll, Todd C. Pedersen, Robert D. Gardner, Brent M. Peyton
    Pages 63-78
  6. Raman Rao, Rajesh K. Sani, Sachin Kumar
    Pages 79-96
  7. Karthik Rajendran, Gergely Forgacs
    Pages 97-110
  8. Ritika Verma, Abhilash Kumar Tripathi, Sudhir Kumar
    Pages 111-143
  9. Qiang Fei, Philip T. Pienkos
    Pages 145-162
  10. Charles Halfmann, Liping Gu, William Gibbons, Ruanbao Zhou
    Pages 163-188
  11. Paola Di Donato, Annarita Poli, Giuseppina Tommonaro, Gennaro Roberto Abbamondi, Barbara Nicolaus
    Pages 189-205
  12. Jia Wang, Navanietha Krishnaraj Rathinam, David R. Salem, Rajesh K. Sani
    Pages 247-273
  13. Elias Martinez-Hernandez, Kok Siew Ng, Myriam A. Amezcua Allieri, Jorge A. Aburto Anell, Jhuma Sadhukhan
    Pages 275-300
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 301-308

About this book


This book presents a review and in-depth analyses of improved biotechnological processes emphasizing critical aspects and challenges of lignocellulosic biomass conversion into biofuels and value-added products especially using extremophiles and recombinant microorganisms.  The book specifically comprises extremophilic production of liquid and gaseous biofuels (bioethanol, biobutanol, biodiesel, biohydrogen, and biogas) as well as value added products (e.g. single cell protein, hydrocarbons, lipids, exopolysaccharides, and polyhydroxyalkanoates).  The book also provides the knowledge on how to develop safe, more efficient, sustainable, and economical integrated processes for enhanced conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to liquid and gaseous biofuels.  Finally the book describes how to perform the techno-economical and life-cycle assessments of new integrated processes involving extremophiles.  These modeling exercises are critical in addressing any deficiencies associated with the demonstration of an integrated biofuels and value-added products production process at pilot scale as well as demonstration on the commercialization scale. 


Bioenergy Biofuels Extremophiles Improvement of Biotechnological Processes Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajesh K. Sani
    • 1
  • Navanietha Krishnaraj Rathinam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringSouth Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringSouth Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA

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