Special Issue "Microbial Fermentation: From Waste to Biofuel"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Biotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Taherzadeh

Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, University of Borås, Boras, Sweden
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Interests: waste biorefinery; bioprocess; ethanol; biogas; pretreatment; fermentation; fungi

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The global population has grown, elevating greenhouse gas emissions to critical levels, and environmental awareness has led to considering more sustainable development, where moving from a linear economy to circular economy is becoming a demand. Microorganisms are natural tools to achieve this circularly. They consume our municipal and industrial solid waste as well as wastewater and agricultural residuals, while also producing biofuels, including alcohols (methanol, ethanol, butanol, etc.), gases (biogas and hydrogen), or the metabolites or cell biomass (such as algae), that can be converted into biofuels (e.g., biodiesel). This Special Issue aims to explore microorganisms and their functions for this purpose.

Prof. Mohammad Taherzadeh
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • solid wastes
  • wastewaters
  • agricultural residuals
  • biofuels
  • microbial fermentation

Published Papers

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