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.
Call for papers: lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are copper enzymes discovered within the last ten years. By degrading oxidatively recalcitrant substrates, these enzymes are major contributors to the recycling of carbon in nature. This enlarging class of exciting enzymes is of great interest from a mechanistic point of view and for a wide range of biotechnological applications.
After the first successful meeting held in Copenhagen in 2016, the second LPMO symposium will be organized in Marseille (France) in November 2018: https://symposium.inra.fr/lpmo
This special issue is targeted for authors who wish to contribute to the knowledge of LPMOs on chemistry of catalysis, enzyme diversity, enzymology and industrial applicability for the degradation and modification of polysaccharides. We invite submission of high quality articles as related to the recent advances in the LPMO field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Microbial diversity of LPMOs
- Mechanistic insights of LPMOs
- Methodology development related to LPMOs
- Biotechnological applications of LPMOs
This special issue of Biotechnology for biofuels will present peer-reviewed journal versions of top articles from the second LPMO symposium 2018. Submissions will be welcomed until 31st January 2019.
Guest Editors – Jean-Guy Berrin and Paul Walton
Biotechnology for Biofuels has published the following thematic series:
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