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Virtual Special Issue: Recent Advances in Biomass Characterization and Modeling

“Research into the effective conversion of renewable lignocellulosics into valuable fuels, chemicals, and materials is crucial for reducing international dependency on conventional petroleum resources and increasing environmental and economic viability. Substantial research efforts have been aimed at developing a new manufacturing concept, commonly referred to as the biorefinery. The relatively quick development of biorefining, in turn, has become the main impetus for developing innovative analytical techniques to assess the characteristics of biomass feedstock. Biomass characterization and modeling has emerged as a research field in its own right and became an essential step in maximizing the benefit of biomass as energy, chemical, and material feedstocks by optimizing current and developing new biomass conversion processes.

This VSI features contributions from leading scientists in the biorefinery field, intending to provide readers with the latest advances in analytical methodology and modeling to characterize the biomass feedstock and biomass-derived products.”

— From the Editorial by Guest Editors Arthur Ragauskas and Xianzhi Meng, University of Tennessee

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Characterization and Localization of Dynamic Cell Wall Structure and Inorganic Species Variability in Harvested and Stored Corn Stover Fractions as Functions of Biological Degradation

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 18, 6924–6934
DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06977
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Comparative Evaluation of Industrial Hemp Cultivars: Agronomical Practices, Feedstock Characterization, and Potential for Biofuels and Bioproducts

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 16, 6200–6210
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06145
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Multiscale Characterization of Lignocellulosic Biomass Variability and Its Implications to Preprocessing and Conversion: a Case Study for Corn Stover

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 8, 3218–3230
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06763
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Fractionation by Sequential Antisolvent Precipitation of Grass, Softwood, and Hardwood Lignins Isolated Using Low-Cost Ionic Liquids and Water

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 9, 3751–3761
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06939
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Innovating Generation of Nanocellulose from Industrial Hemp by Dual Asymmetric Centrifugation

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 4, 1850–1858
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05992
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Comprehensive Research on the Influence of Nonlignocellulosic Components on the Pyrolysis Behavior of Chinese Distiller’s Grain

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 8, 3103–3113
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05848
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Incorporating Lignin into Polyethylene Glycol Enhanced Its Performance for Promoting Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Hardwood

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 4, 1797–1804
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05724
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Hydrothermal Carbonization of Nanofibrillated Cellulose: A Pioneering Model Study Demonstrating the Effect of Size on Final Material Qualities

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 4, 1823–1830
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05928
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Characterization and Antioxidant Activity of Microwave-Extracted Phenolic Compounds from Biomass Residues

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 3, 1513–1519
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06002
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Lewis Acid-Facilitated Deep Eutectic Solvent (DES) Pretreatment for Producing High-Purity and Antioxidative Lignin

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 2, 1050–1057
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05846
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Fractional Profiling of Kraft Lignin Structure: Unravelling Insights on Lignin Reaction Mechanisms

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 2, 1112–1120
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06027
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Structural Variations of Lignin Macromolecules from Early Growth Stages of Poplar Cell Walls

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 4, 1813–1822
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05845
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The Topochemistry of Cellulose Nanofibrils as a Function of Mechanical Generation Energy

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 3, 1471–1478
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05806
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Characterization and Application of Lignin–Carbohydrate Complexes from Lignocellulosic Materials as Antioxidants for Scavenging In Vitro and In Vivo Reactive Oxygen Species

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 1, 256–266
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05290
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Characterization of Biomass Pyrolysis Oils by Diffusion Ordered NMR Spectroscopy

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 24, 19951–19960
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05520
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Enhanced Dissolution of Cotton Cellulose in 1-Allyl-3-methylimidazolium Chloride by the Addition of Metal Chlorides

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 23, 19176–19184
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05159
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Efficient Utilization and Conversion of Whole Components in Waste Biomass with One-Pot-Oriented Liquefaction

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 21, 18142–18152
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05272
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Changing the Molecular Structure of Kraft Lignins—Ozone Treatment at Alkaline Conditions

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 18, 15163–15172
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01046
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Advances in the Characterization Methods of Biomass Pyrolysis Products

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 15, 12639–12655
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00868
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Chemical Study of Kraft Lignin during Alkaline Delignification of E. urophylla x E. grandis Hybrid in Low and High Residual Effective Alkali

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 12, 10274–10282
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06635
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Structure, Rheological Behavior, and in Situ Local Flow Fields of Cellulose Nanocrystal Dispersions during Cross-Flow Ultrafiltration

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 12, 10679–10689
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01333
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Approaches for More Efficient Biological Conversion of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Biofuels and Bioproducts

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 10, 9062–9079
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01229
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Imaging Changes in Cell Walls of Engineered Poplar by Stimulated Raman Scattering and Atomic Force Microscopy

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 12, 10616–10622
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01166
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The Application of Fiber Quality Analysis (FQA) and Cellulose Accessibility Measurements To Better Elucidate the Impact of Fiber Curls and Kinks on the Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Fibers

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 9, 8827–8833
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00783
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Quantification of Volatiles from Technical Lignins by Multiple Headspace Sampling-Solid-Phase Microextraction-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 11, 9896–9903
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00630
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Screening Solvents Based on Hansen Solubility Parameter Theory To Depolymerize Lignocellulosic Biomass Efficiently under Low Temperature

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 9, 8678–8686
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00494
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Preparation of Nanocellulose with High-Pressure Homogenization from Pretreated Biomass with Cooking with Active Oxygen and Solid Alkali

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 10, 9378–9386
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00582
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Nanocellulose/Gelatin Composite Cryogels for Controlled Drug Release

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 6, 6381–6389
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00161
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