Special Issue "Process Simulation and Techno-Economic Analysis of Food and Bioproducts Processing Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2021).
Interests: The development of bioprocessing technologies for corn/biomass to ethanol, advanced biofuels, food and industrial products. Dr. Singh recent research activities are at the nexus of plant biotechnology and bioprocessing and are leading the development of new technologies and renewable products in the industrial biotech space. In his role as a Director of Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory at IBRL, Dr. Singh provides leadership in developing industrial partnerships, bioprocess pilot-scale proof-of-concept activities and techno-economic analyses to facilitate commercialization of innovative technologies.
Interests: Novel technologies development, process optimization and sustainability analysis of production of biofuel and biomaterials from starchy and lignocellulosic feedstocks using combined experimental and modeling approaches.
Meeting the increasing global demand of biobased food, products, and energy requires the development of advanced agricultural, food, and bioprocessing systems. For long-term sustainability and to commercialize these innovative technologies, these systems require comprehensive analyses of technological, material, and energy inputs and outputs to determine technical feasibility and economic competitiveness on a commercial scale. This Special Issue on “Process Simulation and Techno-Economic Analysis of Food and Bioproducts Processing Systems“ invites high-quality research studies dealing with techno-economic feasibility analysis using process modeling of agricultural and bioenergy systems, including the production of bio-feedstocks, biofuels, bio-products, food products, and animal feed. Critical review manuscripts related to techno-economic analysis methodologies and assumptions affecting the results are also welcomed. Topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Agricultural production systems;
- Biochemical processes for energy, fuels, polymers, and fine chemicals production from renewable feedstocks;
- Thermochemical conversion of biomass to fuels, intermediate products, and/or chemicals;
- Novel food processing technologies;
- Grain processing technologies for food, feed, and fuel production.
Prof. Vijay Singh
Dr. Deepak Kumar
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- Techno-economic analysis
- Food processing
- Economic feasibility
- Corn processing
- Biomass pretreatment
- Minimum selling price.