Transgenics are essential for biofuel crops
This special issue belongs to
|International Journal of Renewable Energy and its Commercialization
Deadline for Manuscript Submission
|March 31st, 2023
Deadline for Publication
|April 15, 2023
Special Issue Description
Petroleum dependence is a problem, but agricultural production of biofuels can partially balance it while reducing net, non-renewable carbon dioxide emissions.
The fastest, most effective, and frequently the only method for converting plants into biofuel feedstocks is biotechnology. Plants have not been tamed for the production of modern biofuels.
The production of biobutanol and biodiesel from first-generation biofuel feedstock sources like sugarcane and cereal grains directly competes with the need for global food security.
Gene suppression can stop the atmospheric leak of methyl bromide, which is caused by the extensive use of oilseed rape. Straw wastes or cultivated lignocellulosic crops will be used to make second-generation bioethanol biofuels.
These could be largely replaced by transgenically lowering or changing the quantity of lignin and upregulating cellulose production in place of the current processes that require heat and acid to remove lignin.
Transgene-based silicon content modulation may be used to lower non-precipitable silicon emissions from burning. Before substantial cultivation, it is best to transgenically remove very poisonous protein components from the shrubby Jatropha and castor bean meal, as well as cancer-promoting diterpenes from the oils and allergens from the pollen.
To deal with "weeds," light penetration, photoinhibition, carbon assimilation, etcAlgae and cyanobacteria for third-generation biodiesel require transgenic alteration. We are investigating the potential of harnessing photosynthetic mechanisms to produce fourth-generation biohydrogen and bioelectricity.
When undomesticated biofuel crops are cultivated, it appears that no health or environmental impact studies are necessary, yet illogically strict standards apply if they are transgenically modified to be less harmful and more effective than biofuel crops.
*Petroleum *Biofuels *Switchgrass *Illogically *Photosynthetic *Transgenic *Biodiesel *Lignocellulosic *Sugarcane
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