Special Issue "Biomass to Biobased Chemicals & Materials"

A special issue of Biomass (ISSN 2673-8783).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Amit K. Jaiswal
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Guest Editor
School of Food Science and Environmental Health, College of Sciences and Health, Technological University Dublin, D07 ADY7 Dublin, Ireland
Interests: food engineering; industrial biotechnology; biobased chemicals; nutraceuticals; waste valorisation; novel food processing technologies
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Dr. Swarna Jaiswal
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Guest Editor
School of Food Science and Environmental Health, College of Sciences and Health, Technological University Dublin, D07 ADY7 Dublin, Ireland
Interests: antimicrobial agents; antimicrobial coatings; active/intelligent packaging; biodegradable polymer; biomaterials
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Dr. Bahiru Tsegaye
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Guest Editor
Department of Food Process Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, Wolkite University, Wolkite, Ethiopia
Interests: biomass pretreatment; bioenergy; biofuels; biomass valorization; biorefinery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biomass is organic materials originated from plants or animals such as crop waste, industrial waste, forestry residues, agricultural residues, algae, energy crops, municipal wastes, and food wastes. Biomass can be converted to fuels, platform chemicals and other bio-based materials by applying the concept of biorefineries, much the same way with oil refineries. The current mode of material and chemical productions from fossil fuel based resources poses a serious sustainability and environmental problems. These problems are further magnified by the slow transition of linear economy to circular bioeconomy and progress in the development of integrated biorefinery technology. The idea of biomass conversion to biofuels, platform chemicals and other bio-based materials can significantly reduce the current climate change problems we are facing and foster the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the climate neutrality goal of EU by 2050. The aim of this special issue is to present innovative ideas and recent advances in the development of biomass conversion to biofuels, platform chemicals and other bio-based compounds and materials. 

In this Special Issue, we invite you to submit original research, review articles, and opinions on the broad area of biomass conversion to biofuels, platform chemicals and other bio-based compounds and materials. 

Dr. Amit K. Jaiswal
Dr. Swarna Jaiswal
Dr. Bahiru Tsegaye
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. Biomass 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

  • biomass
  • platform chemicals
  • biofuels
  • biobased materials
  • circular bioeconomy
  • sustainable development goals
  • high value products
  • biorefinery
  • carbon neutrality
  • decarbonization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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