Special Issue "Renewable Resources and Biorefineries 2021"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Bio-Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Luísa Seuanes Serafim
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CICECO—Aveiro Institute of Materials, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: polyhydroxyalkanoates; mixed cultures; bioethanol; bacterial cellulose; biorefineries
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Prof. Dr. Ana Maria Rebelo Barreto Xavier
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CICECO–Aveiro Institute of Materials, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitario de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: biorefinery; bioprocess of renewable resources for new products; bioethanol and biopolymers production; potentialities of hardwood spent sulfite liquor; laccase production, biocatalyses and immobilization; ligninolytic activity in pulp and paper industry: bleaching processes and effluent cleaning processes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Worries about climate change call for the substitution of the linear strategy of the economy, based on non-renewable resources via the circular economy concept. Moreover, the current world dependence on oil and other non-renewable resources generates geopolitical instability in producing countries; this often results in the oscillation of its prices, contributing to the economic vulnerability of non-producing countries. The development and establishment of processes that allow for the production of materials and chemicals from renewable resources, especially as the concept of biorefineries has gained worldwide interest since the beginning of the 21st century.

The International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (RRB) has been taking place since 2005 and is a gathering of delegates from universities, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers. Different perspectives on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and agricultural policy related to the use of renewable raw materials for non-food applications and energy supply are presented and discussed. The conference aims to provide an overview of the scientific, technical, economic, environmental and social issues of renewable resources and biorefineries, in order to give an impetus to the biobased economy and to present new developments in this area. The 17th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries will take place in September 2021 at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, with the scope “Biobased solutions for climate change”.

This Special Issue intends to cover the latest and most promising results related to energy in one of the conference topics:

-Bio-based and biodegradable materials

- Biocatalysis

- Bioenergy

- Biorefining

- Chemical platform molecules

- CO2 capture and utilization

- Food and agricultural wastes

- Marine bio-economy

- Novel fermentation processes

- Nutrient recycling

- Polysaccharides

- Sustainability analysis

- Wood and forestry

The Special Issue will include papers presented at the congress, which will go through the rigorous peer revision process of the journal.

Prof. Dr. Luísa Seuanes Serafim
Prof. Dr. Ana Maria Rebelo Barreto Xavier
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Renewable resources
  • Biorefineries
  • Biofuels
  • Waste valorization
  • Bioenergy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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