Special Issue "Sustainable (Bio)Chemical Processes for Lignocellulosic and Lipid Waste Biomass Valorization to Fuels, Chemicals and Materials"
A special issue of Sustainable Chemistry (ISSN 2673-4079).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
2. Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (CIRI-AUTH), Balkan Center, 10th km Thessaloniki-Thermi Rd, P.O. Box 8318, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: synthesis and characterization of (nano)materials; heterogeneous catalysis; adsorption processes (environmental applications); thermochemical & (bio)catalytic processes for biomass valorization; green chemistry
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Interests: green chemistry; biomass valorization; heterogeneous catalysis; nanomaterial design
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Interests: circular economy; green and sustainable chemistry; metabolic engineering of microorganisms for fermentative production of biobased products; waste and biomass valorisation
The projected depletion of fossil resources (petroleum and coal) and the environmental pollution caused by their intensive use, in the form of fuels/energy, toxic chemicals and nonbiodegradable polymers, have spurred the generation of the “bioeconomy” and “circular economy” concepts, which will comprise the main pillars of our society in the years to come. To this end, the utilization of natural renewable resources, such as lignocellulosic and lipid biomass, preferably in the form of wastes, residues and byproducts (e.g., forestry and agricultural wastes, food waste, low quality lipids, vegetable oils used in cooking, industrial organic byproducts, municipal wastes, etc.) toward the production of chemicals, fuels and materials has become an emerging area of basic and applied multidisciplinary research. Despite the significant advances already achieved in the last 20 years, more sustainable technologies and zero-waste integrated biorefinery approaches still need to be developed. Within this context, we invite the submission of original research papers and review articles presenting the latest achievements and trends in sustainable (bio)chemical processes for lignocellulosic and lipid biomass valorization to fuels, chemicals and materials, including the important topics of technoeconomic analysis and life-cycle assessment.
Prof. Konstantinos S. Triantafyllidis
Prof. Rafael Luque
Dr. Carol Sze Ki Lin
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- Lignocellulosic biomass
- Lipid biomass
- Agricultural and forestry wastes
- Industrial residues and byproducts
- Food waste
- Hazardous wastes
- Biobased platform chemicals
- Biobased polymers and composites,
- Biobased food additives
- Thermochemical and (bio)catalytic conversion
- Advanced analytical methods
- Scale-up of biomass valorization processes
- Technoeconomic analysis
- Green chemistry and chemical technology
- Circular (bio)economy
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Dr. Parameswaran Binod
Biotechnology Division, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, CSIR, Trivandrum 695 019, India
Dr. Shicheng Zhang
Shanghai Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Particle Pollution and Prevention (LAP3), Department of Environmental
Sciences and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China
Dr. Wei-Hsin Chen
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Dr. Vinod Kumar1 and Dr. Deepti Agrawal2,3
1 Centre for Climate and Environmental Protection, Cranfield University, UK
2 Biochemistry and Biotechnology Area, Materials Resource Efficiency Division, CSIR- Indian Institute of Petroleum, Mohkampur, Dehradun, 248005, India
3 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-HRDC Campus, Ghaziabad, 201002, India
Dr. Guneet Kaur
Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Title: Food waste digestate-based biorefinery approach for rhamnolipids production: A techno-economic analysis
Abstract: The present work evaluates the techno-economic feasibility of a rhamnolipids production process that utilizes digestate from anaerobic digestion (AD) of food waste. Technical feasibility, profitability and extent of investment risks between fermenter scale and its operating strategy for rhamnolipids production was investigated in the present study. Three scenarios were generated and compared: production using a single large fermenter (Scenario I), using two small fermenters operated alternately (Scenario II) or simultaneously (Scenario III). It was found that all the scenarios were economically feasible and Scenario III was the most profitable since it allowed the most optimum fermenter operation with utilization of multiple small-scale equipment to reduce the downtime of each equipment and increase the production capacity and overall productivity. It had the highest net present value, internal rate of return and shortest payback time at a discount rate of 7%. Finally, a sensitivity analysis was conducted to indicate how the variation in factors such as feedstock (digestate) cost, rhamnolipids selling price, extractant recyclability and process capacity influenced the process economics. The work provides important insights on techno-economic performance of a food waste digestate valorization process which would be useful to guide its sustainable scale-up.