Biofuels Production and Processing Technology: 3rd Edition
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2024) | Viewed by 461
Interests: fermentation process management; biofuel; biorefinery; value-added products
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The negative global warming impact and global environmental pollution due to fossil fuels mean that the main challenge of modern society is finding alternatives to conventional fuels. In this scenario, biofuels derived from renewable biomass represent the most promising renewable energy sources. Depending on the biomass used by fermentation technologies, it is possible to obtain first-generation biofuels produced from food crops, second-generation biofuels produced from non-food feedstocks (mainly originating from renewable lignocellulosic biomasses), and third-generation biofuels (represented by algae or food waste biomass).
Although biofuels appear to be the closest alternative to fossil fuels, it is necessary for them to be produced in competitive quantities and costs, requiring both improvements to production technologies and diversification of feedstock.
This topic represents an interesting challenge for both the scientific and industrial world, and many efforts are still required in this field in order to reduce the negative global warming impact and global environmental pollution due to fossil fuels, in accordance with environmentally sustainable development.
This Special Issue will focus on the development of new technologies and the implementation of new feedstock suitable for biofuels production, as well as different biomass pretreatments, fermentation strategies, different applied microorganisms used as monoculture or coculture, and different setups for biofuel fermentation processes. Moreover, research on economic feasibility is also encouraged.
Therefore, I would like to invite authors to submit original innovative research articles and review papers related to the potential topics of the “Biofuels Production and Processing Technology: 3rd Edition” Special Issue. The previous two editions can be viewed at:
Dr. Alessia Tropea
Manuscript Submission Information
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- biofuel production technologies
- downstream processing
- upstream processing
- bioethanol production
- agroforest and industrial waste feedstock valorization
- microorganisms for biofuel