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Recent Advances in Biorefinery Approaches for Sustainable Development

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Engineering and Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2024) | Viewed by 485

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Department of Environmental Science, School of Engineering and Sciences, SRM University-AP, Amaravati 522502, India
Interests: techno-economic analysis; sustainability metrics and indicators; waste management and bioenergy systems
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Department of Chemical Engineering, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
Interests: bio-based circular economy; modeling and multi-objective optimization of biological and chemical processes; techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA)
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Department of Environmental Science, School of Engineering and Sciences, SRM University-AP, Amaravati 522502, India
Interests: bioenergy systems; energy storage; advanced gasifier cookstoves

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biorefinery is a sustainable process that converts biomass into energy and bio-based products. In order to advance sustainable development, biorefinery approaches must include economic and environment aspects. Techno-economic and environmental analysis tools have been used to assess the sustainability of different biorefinery processes. Recent developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques have provided new opportunities for biorefinery approaches to parameter optimization and enabled biofuel production prediction. The comprehensive analysis of biorefineries is similar to the life cycle assessment, which is a tool helping to ensure the sustainability of biorefineries. Sustainable biorefinery approaches contibute to establishing a stronger bioeconomy. Circular bioeconomy plays a major role in establishing a low-carbon economy, aiding in the attainment of the sustainable development goals.

This Special Issue covers the following areas:

  • Application of AI and ML in biorefinery;
  • System analysis and biorefiner;
  • Biorefinery with carbon capture;
  • Life cycle assessment;
  • Policy analysis of biorefinery;
  • Advancements in biorefinery;
  • Low-carbon biorefinery and related areas.

We invite you to contribute articles or comprehensive reviews to this Special Issue.

Dr. Karthik Rajendran
Dr. Deepak Kumar
Dr. V.S. Vigneswaran
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • sustainable biorefinery
  • circular economy
  • bioeconmomy
  • biofuel
  • bioenergy
  • environmental sustainability
  • life cycle analysis

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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