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Biofuels Production and Processing Technology

Department of Research and Internationalization, University of Messina, Via Consolato del Mare, 41, 98100 Messina, Italy
Fermentation 2022, 8(7), 319; https://doi.org/10.3390/fermentation8070319
Received: 24 June 2022 / Accepted: 5 July 2022 / Published: 7 July 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biofuels Production and Processing Technology)
The negative global warming impact and global environmental pollution due to fossil fuels mean that the main challenge of modern society is finding alternatives to conventional fuels. In this scenario, biofuels derived from renewable biomass represent the most promising renewable energy sources. Depending on the biomass used by the fermentation technologies, it is possible obtain first-generation biofuels produced from food crops, second-generation biofuels produced from non-food feedstock, mainly starting from renewable lignocellulosic biomasses, and third-generation biofuels, represented by algae or food waste biomass. Although biofuels appear to be the closest alternative to fossil fuels, it is necessary for them to be produced in competitive quantities and costs, requiring both improvements to production technologies and diversification of feedstock. This Special Issue is focused on technological innovations, which include but are not limited to the utilization of different feedstock; different biomass pretreatments; fermentation strategies, such as simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) or separate hydrolysis and fermentation (SHF); different applied microorganisms used as monoculture or co-culture; and different setups for biofuel fermentation processes. View Full-Text
Keywords: biofuel production technologies; downstream processing; biorefinery; energy; bioethanol production; agroforest and industrial waste feedstock valorization; microorganisms for biofuel; sustainability biofuel production technologies; downstream processing; biorefinery; energy; bioethanol production; agroforest and industrial waste feedstock valorization; microorganisms for biofuel; sustainability
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Tropea, A. Biofuels Production and Processing Technology. Fermentation 2022, 8, 319. https://doi.org/10.3390/fermentation8070319

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