Special Issue "Processes for Bioenergy and Resources Recovery from Biowaste"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Biological Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Elsayed Elbeshbishy

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3
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Interests: Anaerobic digestion; Co-digestion; Biohydrogen and biomethane production; Pretreatment of municipal solid wastes; Volatile fatty acids production from waste
Guest Editor
Dr. Bipro R. Dhar

Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta 9211-116 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1H9
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Interests: Anaerobic digestion; bio-electrochemical technologies; microbial fermentation; waste and wastewater treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in a Special Issue on “Processes for Bioenergy and Resources Recovery from Biowaste”, to be published in Processes.  Processes (ISSN 2227-9717; CODEN: PROCCO, 2017 Impact Factor: 1.279) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on processes in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, materials, and related process/systems engineering research fields.

The increasing quantity of waste generation and the requirements governing their ultimate disposal are of serious economic and environmental concern. Our existing waste management facilities continue to experience the challenge of balancing population growth and sustainable waste management practices that meet regulatory limits. As many countries across the world set goals to reduce landfilling of waste, there has been growing attention to the development of reliable technologies for conversion of waste to biofuels and other value-added bioproducts and thereby building sustainable waste infrastructures. This Special Issue on “Processes for Bioenergy and Resources Recovery from Biowaste” seeks high-quality works and topics focusing on the existing and emerging processes for bioenergy and value-added resources recovery from various biowaste streams.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:   

  • Anaerobic digestion of organic waste  
  • Bio-electrochemical conversion of biowaste
  • Microbial fermentation for liquid and gaseous biofuels production
  • Production of bioplastics from organic waste
  • Algal systems for waste management
  • Waste-to-bioenergy
  • Thermochemical conversion of waste
  • Enzymatic conversion of waste

Dr. Elsayed Elbeshbishy
Dr. Bipro R. Dhar
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. Processes 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 1100 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 30 June 2019 an APC of 1200 CHF applies. 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.


  • Waste management
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Microbial fermentation
  • Bio-electrochemical processes
  • Thermochemical conversion
  • Enzymatic conversion
  • Algal systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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