About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to provide a platform for researchers and experts in the field of non-conventional bioenergy and biorefinery processes to share their latest findings, innovative technologies, and ideas that enhance the potential of these sustainable energy sources. Moreover, we are interested in investigating approaches that employ advanced bioprocesses like electro-fermentation, bioelectrochemical systems, and microbial fuel cells, in order to boost carbon and overall resource efficiency during biomass conversion. By showcasing the most recent innovations and interdisciplinary approaches, we strive to encourage conversation and collaboration among researchers, driving the development of inventive strategies and technologies for a more sustainable energy future. Additionally, this article collection endeavors to tackle the challenges and prospects in the scale-up of these technologies for real-world applications, facilitating their widespread acceptance and commercial viability.
The editorial team encourages submissions of Original Research articles, Brief Research Reports, and Review articles which deal with the new types of bioprocesses for bioenergy and biorefinery production. Themes to be addressed in the Research Topic may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
• Advances in microbial strain engineering for improved bioenergy production
• Bioelectrochemical system for biorefinery production
• Design and optimization of bioreactors for non-conventional bioenergy systems
• Electro-fermentation strategies for enhanced product yields and efficiencies
• Integration of bioelectrochemical systems with other renewable energy sources
• Microbial fuel cell for bioelectricity generation
• Review or Original Research papers addressing the challenges in developing non-conventional bioenergy production
• Techno-economic and life-cycle assessment of non-conventional bioenergy and biorefinery processes
• Waste-to-energy conversion through innovative anaerobic respiration processes
Keywords: Bioenergy, Biorefinery, Bioprocess, Electro-fermentation, Bioelectrochemical system, Microbial Fuel cell
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.