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Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery

Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery

Processing of Biogenic Material for Energy and Chemistry

Editor-in-Chief: M. Kaltschmitt; H. Hofbauer

ISSN: 2190-6815 (print version)
ISSN: 2190-6823 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13399

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Frontiers in Lignocellulosic-Based Bioethanol Production Using a Bio-Refinery Approach

Today’s energy requirements are met mostly by non-renewable, fossil-derived energy sources, which have huge environmental implications, and are being exhausted at an increasing rate. In this context, alternative, renewable and green energy sources are imperative, and bioethanol derived from feedstock is one of the most promising options. Over the last two decades, there has been a progressive surge in bioethanol production: from under 20 billion liters in 2000 to about 165 billion liters during 2019. Lignocellulosic (comprising of mostly cellulose and hemicellulose) bioethanol production—involving pretreatment, hydrolysis and fermentation of C6 and C5 sugars—although successful at a lab scale, is still in its infancy in terms of commercial realization. Some of the major techno-economic challenges in bioethanol production from lignocellulosics are pretreatment, high solids conversion, optimization of enzymes cocktail, engineered microbes for C5 sugar fermentation, combined hydrolysis, lignin bio–refinery and fermentation, and ethanol downstream processing.
This thematic issue aims to gather fundamental and advanced studies in the frontiers of lignocellulosic bioethanol. It will provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and futuristic analysis on recent developments and challenges in lignocellulosic bioethanol production. The Editors welcome the submission of original research papers and critical review synthesis papers by researchers from all disciplines investigating relevant topics, including, but not limited to:
1. Advanced nano-catalytic interventions in increasing the reaction rates for rapid bioethanol production
2. Applications in nanocomposites in aiding bioethanol downstream processing
3. Advanced pretreatment processes for lignocellulosics
4. Engineered microbes for optimal enzymatic degradation of sugars
5. Enhanced process yields through enzyme engineering and selection of superlative enzyme cocktail
6. Advanced additives for reduced inhibition and increased yields in hydrolysis and fermentation
7. Next generation surfactants for high bioethanol yields
8. Sustainable use of lignin for improved Technoeconomics in Bioethanol bio-refinery
9. Various hybrid approaches for improved glucose and bioethanol yields as SSF, Hybrid SHF etc.
10. Advanced reactor designs and operations in Lignocellulosic based unit processes with special emphasis on stoichiometry, kinetics, flow chemistry, material and energy balance and economic analysis
Please submit your paper by December 31, 2019

Guest Editors

Lakhveer Singh
Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Durga Madhab Mahapatra
Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University, USA
Kamal Kishore Pant
Petrotech Chair Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
dr.kkpant@gmail.com, kkpant@chemical.iitd.ac.in

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