Special Issue "Lignocellulose: Properties, Characterization and Applications"

A special issue of Polysaccharides (ISSN 2673-4176).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Pedro Fardim
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Deparment of Chemical Engineering, University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: biomaterials; bionanohydrids; biomass engineering; biostructures; polysaccharides
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Dr. Gabriel Paes
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Guest Editor
FARE Laboratory, INRAE/University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, 51100 Reims, France
Interests: biorefinery; lignocellulosic biomass; polymers; recalcitrance; enzyme; accessibility; interaction; microscopy; fluorescence; 4D; modeling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lignocellulosic biomass is a key sustainable feedstock to produce materials, chemicals, and fuels replacing fossil carbon resources. However, given lignocellulose chemical and structural complexity, its viable transformation in biorefineries is still not economically optimal. This chemical complexity can also be considered as an advantage because a wide spectrum of biomolecules can be produced from polysaccharides in lignocellulose, bringing innovative properties and a better environmental impact.

Contributions will be articles presenting characterization techniques providing in-depth information on polysaccharide structure, organization, and chemical composition that are critical to optimize lignocellulose valorization. Additionally, applications of polysaccharides from lignocellulose to make various bioproducts are expected, from products designed at the nanoscale (e.g., nano-assemblies, complex biomolecules) to materials (e.g., composites) and commodities (biofuels, bioenergy).

Prof. Dr. Pedro Fardim
Dr. Gabriel Paes
Guest Editors

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. Polysaccharides 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 1000 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.

Keywords

  • lignocellulose
  • polymer
  • cellulose
  • hemicellulose
  • lignin
  • characterization
  • application

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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