About this Research Topic
This study subject will bring together studies that have developed renewable energy sources such as biohydrogen, bioethanol, biodiesel, biogas, biomethane, and biobutanol through unconventional methods or have acquired the tools/inventory for these developments. With effective natural resource management, it is hoped that these initiatives can lessen countries' reliance on energy technologies and raw resources and, as a result, lower their carbon footprint. The potential will be revealed in this context by molecular level screening experiments that will be conducted in harsh conditions. Studies on the various biofuels produced under various processing settings using the discovered organisms will also expand the field's current research. These studies will focus on both the production methods and the application sectors.
The goal of this Research Topic is to bring together findings from diverse studies that look into and analyze the potential for various high-potential non-conventional organisms to produce bioenergy. Studies on microorganisms such as yeast, mold, bacteria, archaea, and algae that survive in extreme/distinct environments are included in the content, as well as studies on other species including plants. Metagenomic analyses of the extreme conditions in which these creatures thrive, particularly those including organisms with the potential to produce bioenergy resources, will also be accepted under this topic. The major goal is to demonstrate the possibilities of utilizing multiple organismal levels that are not often employed for bioenergy applications.
This article collection welcomes contributions in the form of Original Research, Perspective, Review, Technology and Code articles.
Manuscripts reporting solely on metagenomics do not fall under the scope of the Microbiotechnology section of Frontiers in Microbiology and should be submitted to the Bioenergy and Biofuels section of Frontiers in Energy Research.
Topic Editors Dr Mine GÜNGÖRMÜŞLER and Dr Tuğba KESKİN GÜNDOĞDU are co-founders of HOPE Biotechnology Inc. (HOPE Biyoteknoloji A.Ş.). The other Topic Editors declare no competing interests with regard to the Research Topic subject.
Keywords: Extremophiles, biohydrogen, biogas, bioethanol, biobutanol, biodiesel, metabolic pathways, metagenomics
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