Special Issue: The US-DOE Bioenergy Science Center (BESC): Findings and Perspectives
The BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) has focused on understanding lignocellulosic biomass formation and deconstruction en route to the production of biofuels. This deeper understanding of plant cell wall structure and the biological mechanism for efficient depolymerization and fermentation was necessary to provide the underpinnings to “overcome biomass recalcitrance” – the central theme of BESC.
This special issue of Biotechnology for Biofuels is being prepared after a decade of BESC research.
The US-DOE Bioenergy Science Center (BESC): Findings and Perspectives
Edited by: Prof Edward Bayer, Dr Brian Davison and Dr Michael Himmel
Life cycle analysis
Edited by: Dr Michael Wang
Chemicals and bioproducts from biomass
Edited by: Prof James du Preez
Special issue from the 20th International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels (ISAF 2013): Alcohol fuels enabling sustainable development
Edited by: Prof Willem H van Zyl
Pretreatment - highlights from the NSERC Bioconversion Network Pretreatment Workshop
Edited by: Prof Jack Saddler, Dr Linoj Kumar
Transgenic plants for enhanced biofuel production
24-26 October 2018
Video abstract summarizing new research published in Biotechnology for Biofuels. "Mimicking lichens: incorporation of yeast strains together with sucrose-secreting cyanobacteria improves survival, growth, ROS removal, and lipid production in a stable mutualistic co-culture production platform” by Michael J Betenbaugh et. al 2017.
Aims and scope
Biotechnology for Biofuels is an open access peer-reviewed journal featuring high-quality studies describing technological and operational advances in the production of biofuels, chemicals and other bioproducts. The journal emphasizes understanding and advancing the application of biotechnology and synergistic operations to improve plants and biological conversion systems for the biological production of these products from biomass, intermediates derived from biomass, or CO2, as well as upstream or downstream operations that are integral to biological conversion of biomass.
Biotechnology for Biofuels has published the following thematic series: