Special Issue "Biorefinery Based on Waste Biomass"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).
Interests: agricultural residues; lignocellulosic materials; sugars; biorefineries; bioproducts
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Special Issue in Foods: Extraction Strategies to Recover Bioactive Compounds, Incorporation into Food and Health Benefits
Special Issue in Agronomy: Pretreatment and Bioconversion of Crop Residues II
Interests: lignocellulosic residues; pretreatment technologies; fermentation configurations; bioethanol; bioactive compounds; biorefinery
Millions of tons of waste biomass are produced every year, either as agricultural or forestry residues or as a result of agroindustrial transformations. As a general rule, these residual materials lack practical applications and represent both an economic cost and an environmental concern as they need to be adequately handled. However, their lignocellulosic nature can be used up to produce a wide range of products, including biofuels and renewable chemicals under the biorefinery scheme.
Potential benefits of such use can be classified as economic, environmental, or social and include, for example, the reduction of dependency on fossil fuels, a net contribution to climate change mitigation along with higher industrial development and creation of jobs.
The intense research efforts on biomass devoted in the last couple of decades have generated a substantial basic knowledge about conversion process options. As a convenient update, any aspect concerning the use of waste biomass for the development of biorefineries will be covered in this Special Issue, including but not limited to the following:
- Raw materials, waste biomass generation, and composition
- Logistics and preliminary steps
- Pretreatment methods and fractionation
- Sugar generation and separation of other interesting compounds
- Process configurations
- Routes of using cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, and minor fractions or components
- Bioproducts, characterization, and potential applications
- Biorefinery deployment, and case studies
- Technical, economic, and environmental issues
- Circular bioeconomy
Research or review manuscripts dealing with any of the above aspects are welcome to the Special Issue “Biorefinery Based on Waste Biomass”.
Prof. Dr. Eulogio Castro
Prof. Dr. Inmaculada Romero Pulido
Manuscript Submission Information
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- biomass conversion
- bioactive compounds