Special Issue "Nanobiotechnology for Biofuel Production: Renewable and Sustainable Sources"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017
Prof. Dr. Munish Puri
Senior Research Fellow Bioprocessing Laboratory, Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology, Deakin University, Victoria 3217, Australia
Interests: nanomaterials; enzyme immobilization; biomass pretreatment; lignocellulose; lipids; algal harvesting
Nanomaterials will likely become an integral part of sustainable bioenergy production as it helps in designing biocatalysts with excellent activity, greater selectivity, and high stability. The properties of enzymes can easily be tuned by tailoring the size, shape, and morphology of the particular nanomaterial. The resulting interaction of enzymes with nanomaterials has made possible the development of a new nanobiocatlytic system(s) that has a variety of applications. This Special Issue is devoted to recent research in the use of nanomaterials for immobilizing enzymes, evolved immobilized enzymes chemistries, and evaluation of the efficiency of nano-conjugated enzymes in the processing of synthetic substrates/biomass for producing biofuels.
The Special Issue will cover:
- Use of various nanomaterials (supports) for immobilizing enzymes such as cellulases, xylanases, glucosidases, lipases, lignases, etc.
- Recent developments in biomass processing (agriculture waste, grasses, food waste processing) employing novel nanomaterial supports for enzyme-immobilization for biofuel production at bench scale/pilot-scale.
- Commercial applications of nanostructured materials in bioenergy development, as well as biofuel harvesting, and associated chemistries are of interest to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Munish Puri, FRSC
Prof. Dr. Takuya Tsuzuki
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