Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy
ISSN: 1556-6560 (Print); EISSN: 1556-6579 (Online)
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|Aims and Scope|
|The Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy (JBMBE) emphasis is laid on the original research on Biobased materials from microorganisms, animals, plants and marine algae; as well as Bioenergy from biomass, including wood, straw, organic fertilizer, sugarcane, and many other by-products of various agricultural processes. It covers all aspects of the Biobased materials field with a highly interdisciplinary scope, from the cultivation, plantation, production, agronomy, and synthesis to processing, characterization, testing, influence of biobased materials and bioenergy on carbon-neutral, evaluation of the influence of climate and environment on biobased materials and bioenergy, etc.
Biobased materials refer to any materials which naturally exist and are not solely artificial synthetic. JBMBE promotes sustainable biomaterials produced from renewable biomass resources, which has becoming attractive and promising potential materials in various scientific and industrial applications.
Plants are the main biomass producers that form the most important raw materials for biobased materials. The largest share of these crops is used for the production of technical oils, industrial starch as well as bio-based plastics. Moreover, straw as a form of non-edible agricultural waste of a raw material, gradually has been applied in many places. Wood consists mainly of the carbohydrates cellulose, hemicellulose, which have long been used for fiber and paper production, as well as sugars, such as xylose. Microorganisms and enzymes are used in biobased material and bio-production development. Microorganisms are used in fermentation, production of biological substances, decomposition and degradation of macromolecular substances. Based on the development of microbial fermentation technology, the transformation of complex substances can be achieved in high yield at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Moreover, fungal biomass could be used for a variety of applications, including the creation of new bio-based materials.
In addition, the development of (bio)technology enable the reuse of waste products as secondary raw materials and cascaded use. Thus, previously unused organic residues and waste materials are increasingly coming into focus as valuable resources and promising starting points for materials. Recycling and cascade utilization of waste into secondary raw materials, that is, the use of raw materials over several product stages, has become an important part of a bio-based economy.
|RESEARCH TOPICS COVERED (but not limited to)|
|Scientists, engineers, biologists and all others working in the fields of biobased materials and bioenergy having connections with materials science, chemistry and chemical engineering, packaging, polymer science and engineering, environmental sciences and engineering, green chemistry, energy technology, food science, the life sciences and all related disciplines.|
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Professor Shijie Liu
Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
State University of New York
College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF)
1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, New York 13210, USA
Prof. Dr. Nongyue He
State Key Laboratory of Biological Electronics
School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering
Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096, P.R. China
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