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Sustainable Processes Development in BioTechSciences

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 1388

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Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: bioreactor performance development; biofuels and biochemical production; biological wastewater treatment; bioprocesses mathematical modeling and optimization
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Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, Kayseri 38280, Turkey
Interests: clinical genetics; dysmorphology; biotechnology and applications; rare diseases
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Department of Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Pierottijeva 6, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: Biotechnology, Physiology of (Micro)Organisms, Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Intelectual Property Rights, Technology Transfer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue titled "Sustainable Processes Development in BioTechSciences" focuses on reviews, regular research papers, communications, and short notes regarding all aspects of sustainable process development in bioprocesses, biosciences, life sciences, from the lab-scale to the industrial level and biorefinery. Different area of sustainable processing like, biorefinery, alternative food processing, environmental impact of biotech processes, life cycle assessment of specific products is highly invited.

A biorefinery is a facility that integrates biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce bio-products from biomass. Biorefineries will have to employ the best possible processes (for biomass cultivation, harvesting, storage and transport, pre-treatment, fermentation, and bio-chemical conversion) to ensure efficient bio-based production. Nevertheless, numerous technical, strategic, and commercial challenges must be overcome to reinforce importance of bio-based production.

Topics of interest in this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • production of biofuels, biochemical, biopolymers, nutrachemicals and enzymes.
  • water-food nexus, reusage of by-product and innovative treatment of wastewater,
  • calculation of environmental impact and life cycle assessment.

Prof. Dr. Tonči Rezić
Prof. Dr. Anet Režek Jambrak
Prof. Dr. Munis Dundar
Prof. Dr. Anita Slavica
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 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.


  • Biorefinery
  • sustainable processing
  • biofuels
  • biopolimers nutrachemicals
  • enzymes
  • reusage of by-products
  • water-food nexus
  • life cycle assessment

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