Biobased biorefineries: Sustainable bioprocesses and bioproducts from biomass/bioresources special issue

Vijai Kumar Gupta*, Ashok Pandey, Mattheos Koffas, Solange I. Mussatto, Sunil Khare

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Biobased products are complete or partial derivatives from naturally occurring/growing materials such as agricultural, plants, and forest materials and serve as an alternative to traditional product derivatives of petroleum. Technically, biobased product counterparts can replace almost every fossil resource-based industrial material. Adopting life cycle analysis and circular economy concepts has also accelerated the move towards biobased products. It meets the criteria for easy recycling and can facilitate the shift from linear fossil-based productions to a greener circular economy. In line with the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (RSER) policy, this Virtual Special Issue (VSI) published two types of articles, high-quality review papers and original research papers with a strong review component. After a rigorous peer-review process, 32 articles were accepted and published in this VSI. This editorial overview these articles and examines their contribution to the field. This RSER VSI has contributed with new insights on value-added biobased products from various bioresources to their applications, technical challenges and advancement in a sustainable manner.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112683
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume167
Early online date24 Jun 2022
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 24 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Biomass valorisation
  • Bioprocess
  • Bioproducts
  • Biorefineries
  • Circular bioeconomy
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainability
  • Waste to energy

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