Special Issue "Latest Progress in Lignocellulosic Bioethanol Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 November 2021.
Interests: bioethanol; fermentation technology; biorefinery; biofuels; nonconventional yeast; bioproducts; lignocellulose; pretreatment technologies; laccase enzymes; yeast improvement; yeast robustness
Bioethanol is presently one of the most important renewable fuels, and it has the potential to partly replace petroleum-derived liquid fuels. The traditional technology for converting starch- and sugar-based materials into bioethanol is relatively simple. However, advanced biofuels, such as lignocellulosic bioethanol, offer more opportunities for achieving climate mitigation targets. Apart from its environmental benefits, lignocellulose is proposed as a key feedstock for bioethanol due to its wide distribution, low cost, huge availability, and noncompetition with food crops.
Because of the high recalcitrant structure of lignocellulose, biomass processing is a major limiting step. Furthermore, the development of robust microbial strains tolerant to inhibitory compounds and capable of fermenting sugar mixtures is also required for the cost-effectiveness of the process. In this sense, some challenges both in biomass processing and microbial conversion processes still have to be addressed to ensure a competitive lignocellulosic bioethanol industry. In this context, efforts at establishing efficient technologies for lignocellulosic ethanol production are ongoing, and substantial investments in the development this technology are being carried out.
This Special Issue will focus on recent advances in Lignocellulosic Bioethanol Production from new processing or pretreatment technologies to novel system/synthetic biology tools to improve yeast performance. Papers related with all steps of the bioethanol production process (i.e., pretreatment, hydrolysis, fermentation) including technoeconomic analysis are welcome.
Topics of interest for publication include but are not limited to the following:
- Novel lignocellulosic feedstock;
- New pretreatment technologies for lignocellulose;
- Lignocellulosic degradation compounds;
- Detoxification, hydrolytic and accessory enzymes for bioethanol production;
- Different process strategies;
- Fermentation of sugar mixtures;
- Fermenting microorganisms;
- Yeast improvement.
Dr. Elia Tomás Pejó
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Lignocellulosic biomass
- Enzymatic hydrolysis
- Fermentation technology
- Fermentable sugars
- Yeast robustness
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Evaluation of a Dutch Elm Disease Tolerant Ulmus Minor Clone “Ademuz” as Feedstock for Soluble Sugars Production Using Different Pretreatments
Authors: Laura Jiménez 1,2, Raquel Martín-Sampedro 1,3, Juan A. Martín 2, David Ibarra 1,* and María E. Eugenio 1