Special Issue "Research Progress in Environmental Biotechnology"

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (23 September 2023) | Viewed by 191

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Environmental Protection and Sensors, Beloruska Ulica 7, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Interests: waste and biomass; enzymatic hydrolysis; synthetic biology; metabolic engineering; environmental biotechnology; molecular microbiology; genome engineering
Department of Agrobiotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, 3430 Tulln an der Donau, Austria
Interests: plastic and textile degradation, cellulose &biomass hydrolysis, enzymatic technology; fermentation; environmental biotechnology; molecular microbiology; proteomic, polymer analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We have put together this Special Issue to highlight recent developments in environmental biotechnology. Our aim is to highlight exceptional achievements in biotechnology using microbes, enzymes, chemicals and mechanical treatments to degrade certain substrates that are considered waste by the general public. Special attention is given to the use of waste as the main raw material, reducing the environmental impact by using waste instead of virgin materials. Increasing energy efficiency and reducing the consumption of chemicals and other components can be key factors for the economic viability and widespread use of such technologies. On the other hand, economic viability can also be achieved by means of product valorization into "value-added" chemicals and the consecutive production of advanced materials. Reports on new pathways or more efficient ways of obtaining natural products and materials from waste are considered in this Special Issue. In addition, we look forward to publications that dare to apply unique strategies and tackle environmental challenges regarding bioengineering, fermentation, synthetic biology and other related research areas with unconventional approaches. Overall, this Special Issue is dedicated to scientific advances in technologies that help address the environmental challenges facing human society.

Dr. Ziga Zebec
Dr. Felice Quartinello
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fermentation
  • enzymatic hydrolysis
  • metabolic engineering
  • value-added chemicals
  • environmental biotechnology
  • genome engineering
  • waste and biomass

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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