Special Issue "Biomass Processing and Conversion Systems, Volume II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 April 2022.
Related Special Issue: Biomass Processing and Conversion Systems
Interests: biomass utilization; sustainable development; green chemicals; yeast physiology; fermentation technologies; feed formulations
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Sustainable development, and in particular, rational waste management, constitutes a major challenge to contemporary industries. It is essential to utilize renewable resources, while preventing the wastage of intermediate products and ensuring the recycling of by-products. Utilization of renewable materials makes it possible to reduce the depletion of fossil resources and limit the adverse consequences of their processing. The valorization of the waste materials generated at different process stages would enable the economically viable production of many other compounds, at the same time reducing waste. An efficient way of recycling waste biomass is to use it as a substrate in biological processes.
A sustainable solution should also be consistent with the green chemistry concept, according to which processes should be designed and conducted to minimize hazards to the natural environment. Green chemistry implies the application of alternative ways of synthesizing chemical compounds and the optimization of process conditions, so as to increase selectivity and decrease waste.
This Special Issue focuses on recent developments in biomass (especially waste biomass: wood or forest residues, waste from food crops, horticulture, food processing, animal farming, or human waste from sewage plant), biological conversion, and valorization. Safely reusing waste/biomass should lead to its transformation into valuable compounds and materials; energy and fuels or platform chemicals.
Dr. Joanna Berlowska
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. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2000 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.
- renewable resources
- valorization of the waste materials
- biomass hydrolysis
- platform chemicals and their derivatives
- bio-based energy and fuels