Special Issue "Biorefinery Based on Olive Biomass"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
Prof. Dr. Eulogio Castro
Department of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering and Center for Advanced Studies in Energy and Environment, Universidad de Jaén, Campus Las Lagunillas, 23071 Jaén, Spain
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Interests: biomass valorization; agricultural residues; biofuels; bioactive compounds
Olive tree cultivation is gaining an increased interest worldwide due to the health benefits of olive oil consumption. Currently, more than eleven million hectares of olive trees are spread in sixty countries, with those in the Mediterranean basin as the main olive oil producers. As a consequence of the production of olive oil, a huge amount of biomass is generated yearly, coming from two different origins. On the one hand, pruning of olive trees produces a great deal of biomass that must be eliminated from cultivation fields. On the other hand, the olive oil production process is also responsible for the generation of a number of biomasses, such as olive leaves, pits, pomace and even olive mill waste water, all of which must be adequately handled. All these biomasses can be exploited as raw material for a number of biocompounds productions, under the biorefinery scheme. This Special Issue of Bioenergies aims at summarizing the recent research developed around these different biomasses, along with procedures, methods and configurations to obtain a wide range of bioproducts, including, but not limited to biofuels, lignin, natural antioxidants, biobased compounds, fermentable sugars, etc.
Articles focusing on all areas considering olive-derived biomass are welcome, such as resource quantification, pretreatment strategies, enzymatic hydrolysis, fermentation configurations, inhibitor effects and treatments, microorganism performance, product applications, and so on.
Prof. Dr. Eulogio Castro
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- biomass from olive trees
- fermentable sugars production
- lignin extraction and applications