Valorization of Biopolymer from Renewable Biomass

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2025 | Viewed by 60

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Departamento de Química y Física Aplicadas, Universidad de León, León, Spain
Interests: proteins; protein-based materials; bioplastics; matrices; horticulture; soy; micronutrients; fertilization; slow-release fertilization; controlled-release fertilizers; biomaterials; scaffolds; tissue engineering; emulsions; composites

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Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Sevilla, 41012 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: biopolymers; food waste recovery; rheology; innovative processing technologies; functional foods; sustainability
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Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Sevilla, 41012 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: biopolymers; bioplastics; by-products; colloids; emulsions; freeze-drying; gelation; hydrogels; nanomaterials; rheology; scaffolds; tissue engineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The valorization of biopolymers derived from renewable biomass is a crucial area of research aimed at sustainable resource utilization and reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. Biopolymers, such as cellulose, starch, chitin, and proteins, are abundant in various biomass sources, including agricultural residues, forestry byproducts, and waste streams from the food processing industries. These biopolymers possess unique properties that make them promising candidates for the development of eco-friendly materials, including biodegradable plastics, films, coatings, and composites. Aiming to explore them, this Special Issue will focus on the recovery and valorization of renewable biomass rich in biopolymers in order to transform it into resources for the production of energy and new products, with original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives in all areas pertinent to this topic being welcomed.

Dr. Mercedes Jiménez-Rosado
Dr. Víctor Manuel Pérez Puyana
Prof. Dr. Alberto Romero García
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  • biodegradable
  • biopolymers
  • biomass
  • eco-friendly materials
  • renewable
  • sustainability
  • valorization

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