Special Issue "Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Materials to Value-Added Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 23888
Interests: yeast cytology; yeast physiology; yeast biotechnology; yeast response to stress treatments; intracellular protective reactions; dehydration-rehydration of microorganisms; anhydrobiosis; bioconversion of lignocellulose
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Interests: aspergillus; bioethanol; biophysical constraints; bioprospecting; cellular stress responses; chaotropicity; culture-based techniques; environmental sampling; HPLC; osmotic stress; Pleurotus; product toxicity; Pseudomonas putida; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; saprotrophic metabolism; water activity
Interests: non-conventional yeasts; genetic engineering; cell biology; yeast biotechnology; production of biotechnologically useful chemical compounds
Interests: analytical techniques; bioprospecting; bioprocess optimization; cell biology; genetic engineering; industrial fermentation; Penicillium; soil microbiology; space biotechnologies
Many kinds of natural waste material have the potential to be converted into high-value products, including biofuels, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, cosmetics, and fine chemicals. For example, lignocellulosic materials, including various cellulose-containing energy crops, forestry waste, agriculture residues, and wastes from biorefineries, pulp mills and other industries. What is more, lignocellulose is a renewable resource that is inexpensive and readily available in most parts of the world. Its constituents—hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin—each have value for microbial bioconversions. Lignocellulosic biomass can contribute to global energy supply without competing with the need for agricultural food production.
This Special Issue invites research opinion and review articles relating to the conversion of lignocellulose to value-added products, including pre-treatments. Topics include (but are not restricted to):
- obtaining of different products from lignocellulose
- bioprospecting for novel microbes
- use of microbial consortia
- toxicity of breakdown products
- bioinformatic approaches
- metabolic engineering
- manipulation of phenotypic plasticity
- enzyme kinetics
- anaerobic fermentation
- substrate formulation and pre-treatment
- combining biological and chemical approaches
- cell-free systems
- renewable energy
- bioprocess optimisation
Dr. John E. Hallsworth
Prof. Dr. Alexander Rapoport
Dr. Justyna Ruchala
Dr. Tiffany D. Dallas
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- metabolic engineering
- microbial factories
- value-added products