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Chapter 1 Introduction to Biofuel and Bioenergy1.1 Introduction1.2 Renewable Energy Scenario1.3 Environmental and Ecological ImpactReferencesChapter 2 Dark Fermentative Hydrogen Production2.1 Introduction2.2 Microbial Perspective on Dark Fermentative Hydrogen-producing Microorganisms2.3 Biochemistry of Dark Fermentative Hydrogen Production2.4 Concept of Consortia Development2.5 Process Parameters Influencing Dark Fermentative Hydrogen Production2.6 Mathematical Models Expressing Substrate Conversion Efficiency and Microbial Growth2.7 Protocol for Biohydrogen ProductionConclusionsReferencesChapter 3 Biomethane Production Process3.1 Introduction3.2 Microbiology and Biochemistry of Methanogenesis3.3 Microbial Interactions3.4 Biochemistry of Biomethane Production3.5 Protocol for Biomethane Production Using IsolatesConclusionsReferencesChapter 4 Bioethanol Production Process4.1 Introduction4.2 Feedstock for Bioethanol Production4.3 Protocol for Bioethanol ProductionConclusionsReferencesChapter 5 Biobutanol Production Process5.1 Introduction5.2 Characteristics of Butanol5.3 Technologies for Butanol Production5.4 Feedstocks for Biobutanol Production5.5 Purification and Separation of Butanol5.6 Protocol for Biobutanol ProductionConclusionsReferencesChapter 6 Algal Cultivation and Biodiesel Production from Its Biomass6.1 Introduction6.2 Present State of the Art of Photobioreactor (PBR) Development6.3 Protocol for Algal CultivationConclusionsReferencesChapter 7 Bioelectricity Production Using Microbial Fuel Cell7.1 Introduction7.2 Classifications of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC7.3 Microbiology and Biochemistry of Microbial Fuel Cells7.4 Biochemistry of Microbial Fuel Cell7.5 Methods for Understanding Performance of MFC7.6 Microbial Fuel Cell DesignConclusionsReferences

About the Author

Ramkrishna Sen is presently Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology; Chairperson, School of Bioscience; Chairperson, Central Research Facility (Life Science Division), Prof.-in-charge, Advanced Lab for Plant Genetic Engineering and Joint Faculty of the P K Sinha Center for Bioenergy & Renewables at IIT Kharagpur. He served as a Fulbright Visiting Professor in the Columbia University, New York, USA. Prof. Sen has been engaged in R&D activities in the areas of Energy, Environment, Water & Healthcare, with a major focus on Green Process & Product Development in Microalgal-&-Microbial Biorefinery models.Shantonu Roy is a Gold Medalist in Microbiology in B.Sc. from Vidyasagar University. He did M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He then moved to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal, India where he pursued his Ph.D. He has been awarded with prestigious DST INSPIRED faculty and DST Early career award. He is among the top 20 scientist working in the field of biohydrogen in India according to DST Status Report Hydrogen and fuel cell, 2021. Currently, he is working as assistant professor in the School of Community Science and Technology at Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur, West Bengal, India. His research interests focus on hydrogen production and methane production from thermophilic bacteria. He has developed expertise on metagenomic analysis of thermophilic mixed consortia, proteomics and strain improvement by mutagenesis.

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