Special Issue "Value-Added Co-Products from Industrial Fermentation"

A special issue of Fermentation (ISSN 2311-5637). This special issue belongs to the section "Industrial Fermentation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Kurt A. Rosentrater
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Guest Editor
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Interests: industrial fermentation; industrial microbiology; biofuels; beverage alcohols; distilled spirits; beer
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Throughout human history, carbohydrates have been fermented into alcohols for human consumption, especially for beer, wine, whiskey, and other alcoholic beverages. In recent years, we have also witnessed tremendous growth in the research, development, and commercialization of many biorenewable resources. Starches, lipids, proteins, and fibers can now be utilized to produce a variety of bio-based energy sources, fuels, products, chemicals, and other renewable materials. Many countries have experienced exponential growth in biofuels production, such as maize- and sugarcane-based ethanol as well as soy, canola, palm, and other oilseed-based biodiesels. Biochemicals such as succinic acid, muconic acid, and triacetic acid lactone; bioplastics such as polylactic acid; glycerol-based bioadhesives; and other bio-based products are increasingly being commercialized as well. Although the science, engineering, and technology of conversion and utilization are progressing, there is a critical need for more detailed studies on fermentation processes, the conditions used, and impacts on final products.

This Special Issue is particularly interested in papers that examine the processing and utilization of value-added coproducts from alcohol fermentation byproducts/non-fermentables, as well as waste valorization options. Some of these topics may include distillers’ grains, brewers’ grains, draff, stillage, pot ale syrup, spent lees, malt culms, etc. Topics could encompass science, engineering, marketing/merchandising, animal nutrition, processing technologies, and governmental regulations.

More than 40 million metric tonnes of fermentation coproducts are manufactured each year in the U.S. alone, and this will continue to increase as industrial fermentations continue to expand.

Prof. Dr. Kurt A. Rosentrater
Guest Editor

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. Fermentation is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1600 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.


  • animal feed
  • beer
  • biochemicals
  • bioenergy
  • biofuels
  • bioproducts
  • biorenewables
  • brewers’ grains
  • condensed distillers’ solubles (CDS)
  • distillers’ grains
  • draff
  • corn distillers’ dried grain with solubles (DDGS)
  • coproducts
  • fermentation
  • fiber
  • lipids
  • livestock
  • non-fermentables
  • pot ale syrup
  • protein
  • spent lees
  • stillage
  • syrup
  • value-added uses
  • whiskey/whisky
  • wine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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