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Special Issue "Sustainability of Biorenewable Systems and Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Interests: industrial fermentation; industrial microbiology; biofuels; beverage alcohols; distilled spirits; beer
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In recent years, we have witnessed tremendous growth in the research, development, and commercial investment in biorenewable resources. Starch, lipids, proteins, and fibers can be utilized to produce a variety of bio-based energy, fuels, products, chemicals, and other biorenewable materials. Over the last few decades, many countries have experienced exponential growth in biofuels, such as maize and sugarcane-based ethanol, as well as soy, canola, palm, and other oilseed-based biodiesel. Biochemicals such as succinic acid, muconic acid, triacetic acid lactone, bioplastics such as polylactic acid, glycerol-based bioadhesives, and other bio-based products are either currently, or will soon be, commercialized. Although the science, engineering, and technology of conversion and utilization are progressing, there is a critical need for more detailed studies on the environmental impacts of these new products and processes. This Special Issue is particularly interested in studies which focus on environmental impact analysis, life cycle assessment, and other mechanisms of determining the environmental effects of biorenewable systems, including chemical fluxes to water, soil, and air, and emissions of greenhouse gases, volatile organic compounds, and toxic compounds. A more complete understanding of environmental impacts can help guide the biorenewables industry as it moves forward to more widespread deployment and adoption.
Prof. Kurt A. Rosentrater
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 1800 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.
- environmental impacts
- sustainability assessments