Biotechnology for Biofuel and Biomass Production

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2023) | Viewed by 255

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemical Engineering and Food Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (CeiA3), University of Cádiz, 11510 Puerto Real, Spain
Interests: agricultural residues; lignocellulosic materials; sugars; pretreatment; saccharification; enzymes; fermentation; bioethanol
Department of Chemical Engineering and Food Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (CeiA3), University of Cádiz, 11510 Puerto Real, Spain
Interests: biomass; saccharification; enzymes; solid state fermentation; lactic acid; delignification
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Bioinspired Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Technology and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU, UK
Interests: bioprocess engineering; biocatalysis; bioenergy; biomass; bioproducts; fermentation technology; sustainable biorefineries; recombinant enzymes
Department of Chemical Engineering, Ctra. de Sacramento s/n, Almería, 04120, Spain Solar Energy Research Centre (CIESOL), Ctra. de Sacramento s/n, 04120 Almería, Spain
Interests: biomass; agriculture residues; valorization; solar energy application; pretreatment; biotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biofuels are emerging as the most important alternative to petroleum-derived transportation fuels, and biomass is the primary source of renewable energy for their production. The main advantages of producing and using the biofuels of biomass are that these raw materials are generally available in many different areas of the world, which reduces dependence on a single exhaustible energy source such as petroleum, generating low net greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore, minimizing the environmental impact. In this context, a key role is played by the second- and third-generation raw materials with the application of biotechnology, bioengineering, and genetics, in order to improve plant, algae, and other carbonaceous feedstocks, as well as microorganisms involved in the process, all of which are within the bioconversion systems developed at dffierent levels of integration.

In this Special Issue of Applied Sciences, articles focusing on all areas considering biotechnology for biofuel and biomass production are welcome.

Dr. Manuel Jesús Díaz Villanueva
Dr. Ana Belen Diaz
Dr. Ernesto Hernandez
Dr. María Guadalupe Pinna Hernández
Guest Editors

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  • pretreatment
  • saccharification
  • enzymes
  • fermentation
  • bioethanol
  • anaerobic digestion
  • methane
  • biorefinery

Published Papers

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