Special Issue "Forest Biorefinery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2019
Forest biorefineries are industrial concepts that add value to forest biomass-based products. Biorefineries are based on refining processes which produce the combination of fuels, energy, and chemicals in a way that can be recognized as sustainable production.
“Forest Biorefineries” is the title of this Special Issue of the international journal Forests, and it will consist of topics on the technology-driven biorefinery processes, process design, and products from biorefinery systems. Topics will also cover controlled biomass fractionation either through chemical or thermochemical processes. The production of chemicals from the fractionation products, hemicellulose, lignin, and advanced fibre products are the core of forest biorefineries.
Additionally, the issue will also include topics such as added-value products from forest-based industry side streams and the recovery of maximal exploitation of the entire feedstock/resource/raw material.
We anticipate selecting articles that reflect not only integrated pulp biorefineries, but also diverse biorefining approaches outside of pulp and paper production. We are particularly interested in articles that show the complex nature of biorefineries based on sustainable production.
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested and would like to have further details.
Prof. Dr. Ari Pappinen
Dr. Suvi Kuittinen
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. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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.