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Snehasish Mishra
Snehasish Mishra, Associate Professor, PhD (Life Sciences), of the School of Biotechnology, KIIT Deemed University has research exposure in the areas of microbiology, biotechnology, limnology, environmental biotechnology, renewable energy, bioprocess engineering and food sciences.

Tapan K Adhya
Tapan K Adhya, Professor, School of Biotechnology, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) deemed University, Bhubaneswar - 751024, also is the Director, South Asia Nitrogen Centre, New Delhi.

Sanjay. K. Ojha
Sanjay completed his PhD in Biotechnology from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar before doing his postdoctoral research at the Department of Biophysics, AIIMS, New Delhi. Currently, he is a Research Scientist in Pandorum Technologies Pvt Ltd., collaborating with LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

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Biogas is a renewable energy resource that can be an alternative solution for the world's insatiable energy demands while helping in managing waste and reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is also regarded as carbon neutral as the carbon in biogas comes from organic matter (feedstock) that captured this carbon from atmospheric CO2 over a relatively short timescale. This book has been written and compiled to collate latest information on biogas technology to help readers, researchers and extension workers alike to understand the fruitful exploitation of the process. It has fourteen chapters, primarily in three major categories: 01. the first category dealing with the basic biomethanation process including its ecology, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. 02. the second category dealing with the evolution of the technology in Indian/global scenario from the lab to the land 03. the last category is dealing with the economics of the technology. All the various known and active names in this field of research and development have put their hearts and minds into their contributed chapters. The additional details provided in the Annexures (viz., Model bankable scheme for biogas commercialisation venture; Frequently asked questions in adopting biogas technology; Common terminologies in biogas research; Glossary of abbreviations and symbols frequently used in biogas research; and Prominent global entities in biogas R&D and commercialisation) double the usefulness of the compilation.

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  2. Methanogenesis Microbiology and Ecology


    S.K. Nayaka, B. Baliyar Singha, D.P. Samantarayb and B.B. Mishrab
    1 - 34 (34 Pages)
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  3. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Biomethanation


    Snehasish Mishraa, Sanjay K Ojhab and Tapan Kumar Adhyac
    35 - 58 (24 Pages)
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  4. Methane Driven Biogeochemical Processes in Terrestrial Ecosystem


    K. Bharati, Neha Ahirwar and S.R. Mohanty
    59 - 72 (14 Pages)
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  5. Bioenergetics and Evolutionary Relationship in Biomethanation with Respect to Mcr


    Haragobinda Srichandana, Puneet K. Singh, Ritesh Pattnaikd and Snehasish Mishrac
    73 - 104 (32 Pages)
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  6. Application of Methanation as an Alternate Energy Technology


    Rachita Ranaa and Sonil Nandab
    105 - 116 (12 Pages)
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  7. Biogas Generation from Kitchen Wastes and its Purification Technology


    Amar Kumar Das
    117 - 134 (18 Pages)
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  8. Biomethanation of Rice Straw - Feasibility Assessment


    Sneha Tapadia-Maheshwari, Pranav Kshirsagar and Prashant K. Dhakephalkar
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  9. Biogas Production from Dairy Effluents


    Preseela Satpathy and Trupti Das
    159 - 168 (10 Pages)
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  10. Valorization of Pineapple Wastes for Biomethane Generation


    Prakash Kumar Sarangia and Sonil Nandab
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    Optimised Process Considerations for Enhanced Kitchen Refuse Biomethanation


    Vijay K. Malesu and Puneet K. Singh
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    Electrofermentation in Aid of Bioenergy and its Industrial Application


    Prasun Kumara, K. Chandrasekharb, Archana Kumaric and Beom Soo Kima
    207 - 226 (20 Pages)
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    Industrial Applications of Anaerobic Digestion


    M.K. Mohantya and D.M. Dasb
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    Biomethanation under Biphasic Conditions: Success Story of Nisargruna Biogas Plant


    S.T. Mehetre and S.P. Kale
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    Improved Biogas Plants and Related Technologies: A Status Report


    Sarbjit Singh Sooch
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    Socioeconomic Analyses of Biogas Technology Towards the Upliftment of Rural India


    Biswajit Paikaray and Snehasish Mishra
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