Biofuels: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming

Next Generation Biofuels and Role of Biotechnology

  • Ashwani Kumar
  • Shinjiro Ogita
  • Yuan-Yeu Yau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Sunita Agarwal, Ashwani Kumar
    Pages 17-45
  3. Peiman Zandi, Saikat K. Basu, Muhammad Asif, William Cetzal-Ix, Arvind H. Hirani, Ashwani Kumar
    Pages 47-58
  4. Amit Kotiya, Meghendra Kumar Sharma, Ashwani Kumar
    Pages 59-79
  5. Birgit Arnholdt-Schmitt, Gunasekaran Mohanapriya, Ramalingam Sathishkumar, Elisete Santos Macedo, José Hélio Costa
    Pages 81-94
  6. Arvind H. Hirani, Nasir Javed, Muhammad Asif, Saikat K. Basu, Ashwani Kumar
    Pages 141-154
  7. Chigullapalli Sreenivas, Anand B. Rao, Anand Patwardhan
    Pages 155-176
  8. Chigullapalli Sreenivas, Anand B. Rao, Anand Patwardhan
    Pages 193-204
  9. Ashwani Kumar, Nidhi Gupta
    Pages 271-290
  10. Randhir S. Gajraj, Gajendra P. Singh, Ashwani Kumar
    Pages 307-325
  11. Kinya Akashi, Yoshihiko Nanasato
    Pages 327-339
  12. Yasuyo Himuro, Masatomo Kobayashi
    Pages 341-356
  13. Toshiaki Umezawa, Masahiro Sakamoto, Taichi Koshiba
    Pages 375-385
  14. Shikha Bhansali, Ashwani Kumar
    Pages 421-432

About this book


This timely book is a compilation of edited articles by distinguished international scientists discussing global warming, its causes as well as present and future solutions. Social and economic growth at global level is measured in terms of GDP, which requires energy inputs generally based on fossil fuel resources. These, however, are major contributors to increasing levels of CO2, causing 15 tonnes of green house gas emissions per capita. Renewable sources of energy offer an alternative to fossil fuels, and would help reduce this to the 2 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per capita  per annum needed to achieve sustainable growth. As such, the book discusses the next-generation of biofuels and all related aspects, based on the editors’ significant investigations on biofuels over the last 30 years. It also presents the latest research findings from research work carried out by contemporary researchers. Presenting global biofuel perspectives, it examines various issues related to sustainable development of biofuels in the contexts of agriculture, forestry, industry and economic growth. It covers the 1st  to 4th generation biofuels, as well as the status of biofuel resources and their potential in carbon neutral economy. Offering a comprehensive, state-of-art overview of current and future biofuels at local and global levels, this book appeals to administrators, policy makers, universities and research institutions.


Bioeconomy Biofuels Climate change Environmental benefits Green house gases

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashwani Kumar
    • 1
  • Shinjiro Ogita
    • 2
  • Yuan-Yeu Yau
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Botany and P.G. School of BiotechnologyUniversity of RajasthanJaipurIndia
  2. 2.Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, Department of Life SciencesPrefectural University of HiroshimaSyoubaraJapan
  3. 3.Natural SciencesNortheastern State UniversityBroken ArrowUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer (India) Pvt. Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-3761-7
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-3763-1
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