Nanoparticles for Biofuels Production from Lignocellulosic Waste

  • Neha SrivastavaEmail author
  • Manish Srivastava
  • P. K. Mishra
  • Pardeep Singh
  • Himanshu Pandey
  • P. W. Ramteke
Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 24)


Lignocellulosic biomass is a sustainable alternative to current biofuels. The conversion of biomass-based sugars into biofuels, which emerged in 1970, is gaining more attention due to fossil fuel issues. Biohydrogen and bioethanol from cellulosic wastes is a sustainable and solves economic issues. This chapter reviews the use of nanoparticles for the bioconversion of biomass into biofuels.


Biofuels Bioethanol Biohydrogen Cellulases Lignocellulosic waste Nanoparticles Immobilization Thermal stability 



Authors N.S. and Prof. P.K. Mishra thankfully acknowledge to DST, New Delhi, India for providing the Women scientist-B fellowship (SEED/DISHA/WOSB/047/2012/G) and Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India. M.S. acknowledges the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for awarding DST INSPIRE Faculty Award [IFA13-MS-02] 2014. P. Singh thankfully acknowledges Department of Chemistry, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neha Srivastava
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Manish Srivastava
    • 3
  • P. K. Mishra
    • 2
  • Pardeep Singh
    • 4
    • 5
  • Himanshu Pandey
    • 6
  • P. W. Ramteke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesSam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology & Sciences (Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute) Deemed to be UniversityAllahabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology (BHU)VaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Physics & AstrophysicsUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryIndian Institute of Technology (BHU)VaranasiIndia
  5. 5.Department of Enviromental Studies, PGDAV CollegeUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  6. 6.Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesSam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology & Sciences (Formerly Allahabad Agriculture Institute) Deemed to be UniversityAllahabadIndia

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