This important new book covers recent advancements, innovations, and technologies in industrial biotechnology, specifically addressing the application of various biomolecules in industrial production and in cleaning and environmental remediation sectors.

The goal of industrial biotechnology is to develop new techniques and technologies to transform renewable raw materials into chemicals, materials, and fuels by the substitution of fossil fuels. With the increase in the world’s population and the resultant growing energy demand, the need for more energy can be successfully met with the advancements in industrial biotechnology. Currently across the globe significant research has been undertaken in the production of cleaner fuels, materials, and semi-synthetic chemicals, with environmental benefits. Developing countries have huge agricultural resources that could be utilized for production of value-added byproducts for the sustainable development of bio-based economy.

The book opens with the chapter on the production of exopolysaccharides from halophilic microorganisms, a polymer that is normally very useful in various production sectors of the food, pharmaceutical, and petroleum industries. The book goes on to cover:

  • The production of antimicrobial compounds from alkaliphilic bacteria
  • Thermophilic actinomycetes
  • Food, agro, and pharmaceutical potential and biotechnological applications of biosurfactants, halophiles, cyclodextrin glycosyl transferease, fungal chitinase, proteases, yeasts and yeast products

Also covered in the book are the environmental aspects of industrial biotechnology such as the genetic enhancement for biofuel production, the production of biodegradable thermoplastics, advancements in the synthesis of bio-oil, ecofriendly treatment of agro-based lignocelluloses, and anaerobic bio reactors for hydrocarbon remediation.

The international roster of chapter authors have been chosen for their renowned expertise and contribution to the various fields of industrial biotechnology. This book is suitable to chemists, biotechnologists from research institutes, academia, and students as well as for industry professionals

chapter 1|27 pages

Exopolysaccharides of Halophilic Microorganisms: An Overview

ByPradnya P. Kanekar, Siddharth V. Deshmukh, Sagar P. Kanekar, Prashant K. Dhakephalkar, Prabhakar K. Ranjekar

chapter 2|29 pages

Alkaliphilic Bacteria and Thermophilic Actinomycetes as New Sources of Antimicrobial Compounds

BySuchitra B. Borgave, Meghana S. Kulkarni, Pradnya P. Kanekar, Dattatraya G. Naik

chapter 3|21 pages

Industrial Production and Applications of Yeast and Yeast Products

ByRebecca S. Thombre, Sonali Joshi

chapter 4|29 pages

Industrial Applications of Biosurfactants

ByShilpa Mujumdar, Shradha Bashetti, Sheetal Pardeshi, Rebecca S. Thombre

chapter 5|29 pages

Halophiles: Pharmaceutical Potential and Biotechnological Applications

ByRebecca S. Thombre, Vaishnavi S. Joshi, Radhika S. Oke

chapter 7|27 pages

Industrial Applications of Fungal Chitinases: An Update

ByMishra Padmanabh, S. K. Singh, Smita S. Nilegaonkar

chapter 8|20 pages

Proteases from Thermophiles and Their Industrial Importance

ByD. R. Majumder, Pradnya P. Kanekar

chapter 9|30 pages

Proteases in Leather Processing

ByVasudeo P. Zambare, Smita S. Nilegaonkar

chapter 10|41 pages

Genetic Enhancement of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae for First and Second Generation Ethanol Production

ByFernanda Bravim, Melina Campagnaro Farias, Oeber De Freitas Quadros, Patricia Machado Bueno Fernandes

chapter 11|43 pages

Biological System as Reactor for the Production of Biodegradable Thermoplastics, Polyhydroxyalkanoates

ByAkhilesh Kumar Singh, Nirupama Mallick

chapter 12|46 pages

Hydrothermal And Thermochemical Synthesis of Bio-Oil from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Composition, Engineering and Catalytic Upgrading

BySonil Nanda, Pravakar Mohanty, Janusz A. Kozinski, Ajay K. Dalai

chapter 13|49 pages

Advances in Eco-Friendly Pre-Treatment Methods and Utilization of Agro-Based Lignocelluloses

ByMohd Azmuddin Abdullah, Muhammad Shahid Nazir, Huma Ajab, Safoura Daneshfozoun, Sakinatu Almustapha

chapter 14|31 pages

Anaerobic Bioreactors For The Treatment of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

ByRicardo Alfán-Guzmán, Matthew Lee, Michael Manefield