Special Issue "Microbial Fixation of CO2 to Fuels and Chemicals"

A special issue of Fermentation (ISSN 2311-5637). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Metabolism, Physiology & Genetics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2024 | Viewed by 331

Special Issue Editor

Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece
Interests: anaerobic digestion processes; valorization of waste and biomass; design and operation of bioreactors; bioprocess modeling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon dioxide (CO2) fixation via biological pathways is an emerging field in the concentrated efforts to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Gaseous streams rich in CO2 coming from fossil or biogenic carbon sources (e.g., fossil-based power generation units, biogas plants, biomass combustion units, etc.) could be used to convert CO2 into fuels (methane, ethanol) and chemicals (e.g., acetate, succinate, 2,3-butanediol, lactate, acetone) exploiting the capability of organisms to incorporate CO2 into their metabolism. Besides the naturally occurring CO2 fixation via photosynthesis, there are microbial-assisted processes which require a reducing agent (e.g., hydrogen or electrons provided in a bioelectrochemical system). The technical challenges to make these processes sustainable include the efficient supply of the reducing agent, the integration of water electrolysis powered by renewable resources with hydrogen consumption to reduce CO2, improvement of the bioreactors and the bioelectrochemical systems performing CO2 reduction. Moreover, the microbial profile of the communities developed to transform CO2 to valuable chemicals and fuels is a critical parameter in comprehending the fermentation processes taking place. We welcome any contributions on the hot topic of the microbial fixation of CO2 with a significant impact on decreasing greenhouse gases while also serving as a form of energy storage.

Dr. Katerina Stamatelatou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • carbon dioxide
  • biofuels
  • chemicals
  • biomanufacturing
  • microbial
  • biological
  • biochemical
  • bioelectrochemical

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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