© 2013

Advances in Bioethanol


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 1-12
  3. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 13-20
  4. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 21-53
  5. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 55-66
  6. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 67-73
  7. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 75-78
  8. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 79-88
  9. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 89-90
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 91-95

About this book


The book provides an updated and detailed overview on advances in bioethanol. It looks at the historical perspectives, chemistry, sources and production of ethanol and discusses biotechnology breakthroughs and promising developments. The book also provides the details regarding the uses, advantages, problems, environmental effects and characteristics of bioethanol as a fuel. In addition, it presents information about ethanol in different parts of the world and also highlights the challenges and future of ethanol.


Alternative Fuel Bioethanol Biofuel Fuel Ethanol Tranportation Fuel

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Thapar Centre for Industrial Research & DevelopmentPatialaIndia

About the authors

Dr. Pratima Bajpai is currently working as a Consultant in the field of Paper and Pulp. She has vast experience of 36 years in this field. She has worked at National Sugar Institute Kanpur, University of Saskatchewan and University of Western Ontario in Canada and Thapar Center for Industrial Research and Development in India. Dr. Bajpai’s main areas of expertise are industrial biotechnology, pulp and paper and environmental biotechnology. She has immensely contributed to the field of industrial biotechnology and is a recognized expert in the field. Dr. Bajpai has written 12 advanced level technical books on environmental and biotechnological aspects of pulp and paper, which have been published by leading publishers in the USA and Europe. She has published 7 book chapters, 3 chapters in encyclopedias, 87 articles in international peer reviewed journals and 52 papers in conferences and seminars. She holds 7 patents in her name and 4 applications are pending. Dr. Bajpai has handled 33 sponsored research projects from industry and government agencies. She is an active member of New York Academy of Science, American Society for Microbiology, and many more.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Bioethanol
  • Authors Pratima Bajpai
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-81-322-1583-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-81-322-1584-4
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 95
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology
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From the reviews:

“The book reviews the processes involved in large-scale ethanol production and related challenges. … All those interested in energy resources should read this well-researched book … . Summing Up: Highly recommended. All students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (J. Tavakoli, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014)