Special Issue "Recent Advances in Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 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,

Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundantly available material on Earth, with an annual production of 181.5 billion tonnes, and is a potential feedstock to replace fossil-fuel-based energy and chemicals. The sustainability and renewable characteristics of the biomass have attracted researchers from various disciplines with the aim to ensure the transition to a circular bioeconomy. However, the inherent recalcitrant/reluctant nature of biomass, which is formed by the complex cellulose–hemicellulose–lignin matrix, is hindering biorefinery and bioconversion processes. Recent pretreatment studies have shown that the application of advanced pretreatment technologies effectively converts lignocellulose biomass to biofuels, chemicals, and other high-value compounds and materials. This ensures sustainable energy, chemicals, and material supply by effectively decarbonizing the current energy sector and tackling environmental problems. The aim of this Special Issue is to present innovative ideas and recent advancements in lignocellulose biomass pretreatments to promote the circular bioeconomy and sustainable development.

In this Special Issue, we invite you to submit original research, review articles, and opinions on the broad area of recent advancements in the pretreatment of lignocellulose biomass for biofuels, platform chemicals, and other bio-based compounds and material productions.

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

  • platform chemicals
  • biorefinery
  • bioconversion
  • circular bioeconomy
  • biofuels
  • bio-based materials
  • lignocellulose biomass
  • biomass pretreatment
  • sustainable development
  • climate change
  • decarbonization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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