Special Issue "Progress in Biorefinery of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Bio-energies and Bio-based Chemicals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2022.
Interests: biomass and bioenergy; biocatalysis
To date, the rapidly growing, worldwide environmental concerns and expeditiously dwindling fossil fuels have been attracting increasing attention. Lignocellulosic biomass is composed of three macromolecules, namely celluloses, hemicellulose, and lignin. It is the most common abundant raw material for the biorefinery of renewables to value-added biofuels, functional materials, and biobased chemicals worldwide.
Highly efficient utilization of lignocellulosic biomass has attracted explosive research interests in chemistry, biology, environment, and energy. The types of lignocelluosic biomass must be carefully selected because there are various sources that can interfere with the food chain, so it is necessary to identify non-edible sources to be valorized. Research into the highly efficient conversion of renewable lignocellulose into valuable products is crucial for reducing international dependency on conventional petroleum-based resources and increasing environmental and economic viability.
Lignocellulosic biorefinery processes with lignocellulosic biomass can be performed in multiple steps, such as pretreatment, saccharification, fermentation, chemocatalysis, biocatalysis, and further downstream processing, to attain numerous valuable products. This Special Issue highlights the progress in the biorefinery of lignocellulosic biomass to bioenergies and bio-based chemicals.
Prof. Dr. Yu-Cai He
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- biomass pretreatment
- value-added chemicals
- process optimization
- process integration