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Advancing biological systems for sustainable production of fuels, chemicals, and materials

From 1st January 2022 Biotechnology for Biofuels has changed title to Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts. To read more about the reasons why and the implications of the title change, visit our FAQ.

Support to CAZymes for Environmental Sustainability and Human Health Conference

Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts has proudly supported the Gordon Research Conference on Carbohydrate Active Enzymes for Glycan Conversions (July 23-28, 2023, Andover, NH, United States). As one of the Contributors, the journal supports the goals of the GRC conference series in attracting top discussion leaders, promoting diversity, and championing young communities of scientists.

Aims and scope

Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts is an open access peer-reviewed journal featuring studies describing advancements in fundamental understanding, technological capabilities, and technoeconomic & life cycle assessment of the production of biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials.

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Thematic series

Algal Biomass for Sustainable High-Value Bioproducts
Edited by: Irini Angelidaki, PhD, Sonia Mohamadnia, PhD, Hector Ruiz, PhD

Engineering Microbiomes for Green Technologies
Edited by: Vijai Kumar Gupta, Jack A. Gilbert and Meisam Tabatabaei


Thematic series

Biological Valorization of Lignin into High-value Bioproducts
Edited by: Dr Bing-Zhi Li, Dr Mingfeng Cao, Dr Zhi-Hua Liu, Dr Zhen Fang, Dr Arthur J. Ragauskas, Dr Jean Marie Francois

Microalgae for sustainable production of bioplastics
Edited by: Dr Roberto Parra Saldívar and Dr Elda Madai Melchor Martínez

Microbiota for future sustainable bioproduction
Edited by: Dr Tae Seok Moon

Biorefinery for bioalcohols production: Pretreatment, fermentation, and separation
Edited by: Dr Peiyong Qin and Dr Di Cai

Transforming CO2 to Algal lipids and specialty compounds
Edited by: Dr Jin Liu, Dr Yandu Lu, and Dr Yantao Li


Thematic series
Non-conventional yeast-based processes for conversion of renewable feedstocks into bioproducts
Edited by: Dr Elia Tomás-Pejó, Dr Antonio D. Moreno, and Dr. Cecilia Geijer


Thematic series
Transitioning towards GHG neutrality: The role of bioeconomy
Edited by: Dr Lorie Hamelin and Dr Rebecca Hanes 


Thematic series
Analytical Methods in Plant Biomass Characterization and Valorization
Edited by: Dr Breeanna Urbanowicz, Dr Maria Peña, and Dr William Barnes


Thematic series
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases
Edited by: Dr Jean-Guy Berrin and Dr Paul Walton


Thematic series
The US-DOE Bioenergy Science Center (BESC): Findings and Perspectives
Edited by: Prof Edward Bayer, Dr Brian Davison and Dr Michael Himmel

Thematic series
Life cycle analysis
Edited by: Dr Michael Wang


Thematic series
Chemicals and bioproducts from biomass
Edited by: Prof James du Preez


Thematic series
Special issue from the 20th International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels (ISAF 2013): Alcohol fuels enabling sustainable development
Edited by: Prof Willem H van Zyl

Thematic series
Pretreatment - highlights from the NSERC Bioconversion Network Pretreatment Workshop
Edited by: Prof Jack Saddler, Dr Linoj Kumar


Thematic series
Transgenic plants for enhanced biofuel production


Thematic series
The life and lifework of Mary Mandels - first lady of cellulase research

Biotechnology at BMC: A new family of companion journals

At BMC, we are very excited to introduce a new family of companion journals in Biotechnology. This new family builds on, and better connects, existing leader BMC journals in the field, and expands the portfolio with new high-quality gold open access journals, aiming to support the same community of scientists.

Poster Awards at Metabolic Engineering 15, Singapore

Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts, jointly with Microbial Cell Factories, sponsored two Poster Awards at the Metabolic Engineering 15 Conference, Singapore, June 11-15, 2023. The winners are: 

  • Han Xiao, South China University of Technology – Poster: Secretion of Collagenases By Saccharomyces Cerevisiae for Collagen Degradation​
  • Ari Satanowski, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology – Poster: In Vivo Demonstration of a New-to-Nature CO2-Reduction Module to Enhance Natural and Synthetic Carbon Fixation

Call for Papers

Collection open to submissions

We warmly welcome submissions to our Guest Edited Collection, Algal Biomass for Sustainable High-Value Bioproducts, Guest Edited by Irini Angelidaki, Sonia Mohamadnia, Hector Ruiz. Open to submissions until 31 December 2024. 

Biological Valorization of Lignin into High-value Bioproducts

Guest Editors: Bing-Zhi Li, Mingfeng Cao, Zhi-Hua Liu, Zhen Fang, Arthur J. Ragauskas, Jean Marie Francois​​​​​​​

Engineering Microbiomes for Green Technologies

Guest Editors: Vijai Kumar Gupta, Jack A. Gilbert and Meisam Tabatabaei

Featured collections

Microbiota for future sustainable bioproduction

Guest Editor: Prof. Tae Seok Moon

Microalgae for sustainable production of bioplastics

Guest Editors:
Roberto Parra Saldívar
Elda Madai Melchor Martínez

Transforming CO2 to Algal lipids and specialty compounds

Guest Editors: Dr. Jin Liu, Dr. Yandu Lu, Dr. Yantao Li 

Non-conventional yeast-based processes for conversion of renewable feedstocks into bioproducts

Guest Editors: Dr. Elia Tomás-Pejó, Dr. Antonio D. Moreno and Dr. Cecilia Geijer

Transitioning towards GHG neutrality: The role of bioeconomy

Guest Editors: Dr. Lorie Hamelin and Dr. Rebecca Hanes

Analytical Methods in Plant Biomass Characterization and Valorization

Guest Editors: Dr. Breeanna Urbanowicz, Dr. Maria Peña, and Dr. William Barnes

Dr Roman Brunecky

Roman Brunecky is PhD from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is a senior scientist at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) in Golden Colorado USA. His research activities are focused on the study of cellulolytic enzymes as well as plant cell wall recalcitrance. Notably looking at understanding the meso-scale biomass deconstruction mechanisms of novel natural multifunctional enzymes such as CelA or cellulosomal systems as well as traditional fungal enzyme systems. A major theme is to take the lessons learned from different natural enzyme systems and then using this knowledge to engineer superior fungal cellulases for industrial purposes. Another major theme of his research is also understanding plant biomass structure and using engineered in-vivo enzymes to reduce the recalcitrance of plant cell walls.

Professor Jean Marie Francois

Jean Marie Francois received his PhD in Agronomy and Biological Chemistry from The Catholic University of Louvain La Neuve in 1988. After several post-doctoral periods in USA (North Carolina State University), France (Université de Bordeaux II et CNRS Gif sur Yvette), Brazil (University Sao Paulo) and University Louvain La Neuve, he became full professor at the Institute National des Sciences Appliquées, Federal University of Toulouse in 1993 and reached the exceptional class in 2009. Since then, he created and still manages two research groups (about 25 persons including two associate professors, four senior researchers, 10 technical engineers, four PhD students and five Post-docs) dealing with Integrated Physiology and Functional genomics of microbial systems (PHYGE team) at Toulouse Biotechnology  Institute  and Toulouse White Biotechnology Center.

Professor Debra Mohnen

Professor Mohnen received her B.A. in biology from Lawrence University (Wisconsin) and her MS in botany and PhD in plant biology from the University of Illinois. Her PhD research was conducted at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, Switzerland. She held postdoctoral research associate positions at the USDA's Richard Russell Research Center and at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) in Athens, GA where she won an NIH National Research Service Award for her postdoctoral research. She was appointed to the CCRC faculty in September 1990 and is currently Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and also adjunct faculty member in the Department of Plant Biology and member of the Plant Center at UGA.

Dr Seema Singh

Dr Seema Singh is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. She is the Director of the Biomass Pretreatment and Process Development, and deputy VP of Deconstruction at the DOE funded Joint Bioenergy Institute. She is a biophysicist and material scientist with expertise in biofuels, biomaterials and advanced imaging. Her PhD work was focused on developing AFM for Biological macromolecules and structure-function relationship of transmembrane proteins. She has been awarded multiple awards and recognized by peers- most notably the 2018 DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award to her JBEI Pretreatment team and R&D100 award for developing ‘Super-hydrophobic Coating’. She is passionate about global societal issues and has spent her career working on sustainability- from water desalination to renewable energy, and most recently on developing technologies for plastic deconstruction and upcycling.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 6.1
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 6.0
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.721
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.586

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 11
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 98

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,978,605
    Altmetric mentions: 389