Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Thalita Peixoto Basso

University of São Paulo


Thiago Olitta Basso

University of Sao Paulo


Lignocellulosic Hydrolysate Second-Generation Biofuel Sugarcane Bagasse Wood Biomass Biomass Hydrolysis Cotreatment S. cerevisiae Metabolic Engineering Clostridium thermocellum Fermentation by Non-conventional Strains Solid Waste Residues Advanced Fuels

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About the book

Concerns about the dilemma “food versus (bio)fuel” production have driven the necessity of research on biofuel production from biomass. Development of methods for lignocellulosic hydrolysis and the use of several biomass substrates have been contributing for the advancement of second-generation biofuel production.

This book, “Biomass”, will cover the methods for lignocellulosic hydrolysis such as acid and enzymatic hydrolysis, advantages and disadvantages for these processes and so on. In addition, it will discuss new strategies for biomass solubilization, such as cotreatment. It also aims to report about the several biomass substrates utilized for biofuel production as well as new substrates, such as algal biomass and urban solid waste residues. In terms of fermentation of lignocellulosic sugars, it will briefly discuss recent advances applied in S. cerevisiae and non-conventional yeast strains in the scope of metabolic engineering, laboratory adaptive evolution and synthetic biology.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: May 28th 2020

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 17th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 5th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: January 4th 2021

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About the editor

Thalita Peixoto Basso

University of São Paulo

Thalita Peixoto Basso received her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering from Londrina State University (PR-Brazil). During this period, she studied the fermentation characteristics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolated from ethanol industrial processes. She obtained her Master’s degree in Science from the Agrifood Industry, Food and Nutrition Department of the University of Sao Paulo (ESALQ/USP, SP-Brazil). During this time, she isolated and selected fungi with high cellulose activity for the enzymatic hydrolysis of sugarcane bagasse. She received her Ph.D. in Science from the Soil Science Department (Agricultural Microbiology Program) at ESALQ/USP, with a period of one year as a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley and Energy Bioscience Institute. Meanwhile, she worked on the improvement of S. cerevisiae by hybridization for increased tolerance toward inhibitors from second-generation ethanol substrates. Currently, she is a postdoctoral working with metabolomics and proteomics of fermentation processes at the Genetics Department from ESALQ/USP.

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