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Special Issue "Effective Biorefineries through the Co-production of Chemicals and Biofuels"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Sustainable liquid biofuels remain a key component of all future energy scenarios aimed at reducing anthropogenic climate change; however, the overall cost of these second and third generation biofuels remains prohibitively high. The poor economics, coupled with uncertainty over government support and extended payback periods for biomass facilities, has limited industrial development in this area. Seemingly, the only realisable production method is to incorporate biofuel production with other higher value chemicals in an integrated biorefinery concept. These alternative products can take the form of natural polymers, animal, or human foodstuffs, fertilisers, monomers for bioplastics, value chemicals or advanced bio-materials. To this end, we invite submissions of novel research across the chemical, engineering, and biological sciences demonstrating the co-production of liquid fuels with alternative products from a range of terrestrial or marine biomass. For example, topics covering the chemical or biological processing of biomass, either as a pre-treatment stage or to produce a range of products would be of interest as would the downstream separations and purification steps necessary to this field. Submissions detailing extended systems analysis such as supply chain modelling, technoeconomic analysis, or lifecycle assessment would be especially welcome.Dr. Christopher J. Chuck
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