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Special Issue "Pretreatment and Bioconversion of Crop Residues"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Biosystem and Biological Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 38676
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Special Issue Editor
2. Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: lignocellulosic materials; pretreatment; enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose; biorefineries; biochemical conversion of lignocellulose; cellulosic ethanol; biofuels
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Molecules: Lignocellulosic Biomass II
Special Issue in Agronomy: Pretreatment and Bioconversion of Crop Residues II
Special Issue in Molecules: Lignocellulose Fractionation, Depolymerisation, and Upgrading—from Lignin to Valuable Products
Special Issue Information
The expected depletion of fossil resources is a major challenge requiring the promotion of alternative feedstocks to enhance energy and material security. Crop residues are widespread lignocellulosic materials with high potential as feedstocks for producing biofuels and chemicals via sugar–platform processes, in which polysaccharides are hydrolyzed to sugars for further conversion through microbial, enzymatic or chemical processing. Enzymatic saccharification of cellulose is a selective approach for deconstructing biomass, but it is hindered by the inherent recalcitrance of lignocellulosic feedstocks. By implementing pretreatment, the barriers causing recalcitrance are removed or weakened in such a way that the feedstock turns amenable for enzymatic saccharification. Lignocellulose pretreatment is still an open topic, since most of the existing methods are far from being mature for implementation in commercial-scale biorefineries. Furthermore, pretreatment effectiveness is feedstock-dependent, and new research is required to develop efficient methods for different materials. This Special Issue is devoted to summarizing the latest advances in pretreatment and bioconversion of crop residues. Contributions concerning novel pretreatment and bioconversion approaches and methods applicable to agricultural, agro-industrial, and food industry residues are especially welcome.
Dr. Carlos Martín
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- enzymatic hydrolysis
- lignocellulosic materials
- crop residues