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Our peer-reviewed sister journal: Lignocellulose (no author payment)

Upcoming conference: NWBC 2015

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TMP fibers, pine

Bordered Pits

Bambusa cross-section

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Ancient wood

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Scholarly Reviews
for BioResources Online Journal

BioResources welcomes submission of scholarly review articles that address important issues of lignocellulosic materials usage. Preference is given to reviews that employ a lively, imaginative, and reader-friendly approach. The goal is to render technical material accessible to a wide audience of scientists who may have backgrounds in disparate fields. Review articles are subject to peer review, as in the case of research articles. Detailed formatting instructions, in addition to a 25-page length limit (not including reference section), are provided in the "Author Instructions" (see at left) and in the review "template" that can be downloaded therefrom.

The first issue is planned for July 2006.

Vol. (issue), Year
Full Article

1(1), 2006


Moghtaderi, B., Sheng, C., and Wall, T. F. (2006). "An overview of the Australian biomass resources and utilization technologies," BioRes. 1(1), 93-115.

1(1), 2006

Hubbe, M. A. (2006). "Sensing the electrokinetic potential of cellulosic fiber surfaces," BioRes. 1(1), 116-149.

1(1), 2006

Lee, S. Y., Hubbe, M. A., and Saka, H. (2006). "Prospects for biodiesel as a byproduct of wood pulping - A review," BioRes. 1(1), 150-171
1(2), 2006
Hoenich, N. (2006). "Cellulose for medical applications: Past, present, and future," BioRes. 1 (2), 270-280.
1(2), 2006
Hubbe, M. A. (2006). "Bonding between cellulosic fibers in the absence and presence of dry-strength agents - A review," BioRes. 1(2), 281-318.
2(1), 2007
Hubbe, M. A. (2007). "Paper's resistance to wetting - A review of internal sizing chemicals and their effects," BioRes. 2(1), 106-145.
2(2), 2007
Hubbe, M. A. (2007). "Flocculation and redispersion of cellulosic fiber suspensions: A review of effects of hydrodynamic shear and polyelectrolytes," BioRes. 2(2), 296-331.
2(3), 2007
Taherdazeh, M. J., and Karimi, K. (2007). "Acid-based hydrolysis processes for ethanol from lignocellulosic materials: A review," BioRes. 2(3), 472-499.
2(3), 2007
Hubbe, M. A., and Heitmann, J. A. (2007). "Review of factors affecting the release of water from cellulosic fibers during paper manufacture," BioRes. 2(3), 500-533.
2(4), 2007
Taherzadeh, M. J., and Karimi, K. (2007). "Enzyme-based hydrolysis processes for ethanol from lignocellulosic materials: A review," BioRes. 2(4), 707-738.
2(4), 2007
Hubbe, M. A., Venditti, R. A., and Rojas, O. J. (2007). "What happens to cellulosic fibers during papermaking and recycling? A review," BioRes. 2(4), 739-788.
2(4), 2007
Oltean, L., Teischinger, A., and Hansmann, C. (2007). "Influence of temperature on cracking and mechanical properties of wood during wood drying - A review," BioRes. 2(4), 789-811.
3(1), 2008
Gonzalez, R. W., Saloni, D., Dasmohapatra, S., and Cubbage, F. (2008). "South America: Industrial roundwood supply potential," BioRes. 3(1), 255-269.
3(1), 2008
Hu, G., Heitmann, J. A., and Rojas, O. J. (2008). "Feedstock pretreatment strategies for producing ethanol from wood, bark, and forest residues," BioRes. (3(1), 270-294.
3(2), 2008
Liebert, T., and Heinze, T. (2008). "Interactions of ionic liquids with polysaccharides. 5. Solvents and reaction media for the modification of cellulose," BioRes. 3(2), 576-601.
3(2), 2008
Frybort, S. Mauritz, R., Teischinger, A., and Müller, U. (2008). "Cement bonded composites - A mechanical review," BioRes. 3(2), 602-626.
3(2), 2008
Hubbe, M. A., Pawlak, J. J., and Koukoulas, A. A. (2008). "Paper's appearance: A review," BioRes. 3(2), 627-665.
3(3), 2008
Esteban, L. S., Ciria, P., and Carrasco, J. E. (2008). "An assessment of relevant methodological elements and criteria for surveying sustainable agriculcural and forestry biomass byproducts for energy purposes," BioRes. 3(3), 910-928
3(3), 2008
Hubbe, M. A.., Rojas, O. J., Lucia, L. A., and Sain, M. (2008). "Cellulosic nanocomposites: A review,"BioRes. 3(3), 929-980.
3(4), 2008
Dhiman, S. S., Sharma, J., and Battan, B. (2008). "Industrial applications and future prospects of microbial xylanases: A review," BioRes. 3(4), 1377-1402.
3(4), 2008
Ioelovich, M. (2008). "Cellulose as a nanostructured polymer: A short review," BioRes. 3(4), 1403-1418.
3(4), 2008
Hubbe, M. A., and Rojas, O. J. (2008). "Colloidal stability and aggregation of lignocellulosic materials in aqueous suspension: A review," BioRes. 3(4), 1419-1491.
4(1), 2009
Gronowska, M, Joshi, S., and MacLean, H. L. (2009). "A review of U.S. and Canadian biomass supply studies," BioRes. 4(1), 341-369.
4(1), 2009
Esteves, B. M., and Pereira, H. M. (2009). "Wood modification by heat treatment: A review," BioRes. 4(1), 370-404.
4(1), 2009
Hubbe, M. A., Chen, H., and Heitmann, J. A. (2009). "Permeability reduction phenomena in packed beds, fiber mats, and wet webs of paper exposed to flow of liquids and suspensions: A review," BioRes. 4(1), 405-451.
4(2), 2009
Han, S., Li, J., Zhu, S., Chen, R., Wu, Y., Zhang, X., and Yu, Z. (2009). "Potential applications of ionic liquids in wood related industries," BioRes. 4(2), 825-849.
4(2), 2009
Lu, J., Chorney, M., and Peterson, L. (2009). "Sustainable trailer flooring," BioRes. 4(2), 835-849.
4(2), 2009
Hubbe, M. A., Nanko, H., and McNeal, M. R. (2009). "Retention aid polymer interactions with cellulosic surfaces and suspensions: A review," BioRes. 4(2), 850-906.
4(3), 2009
Shen, J., Song, Z., Qian, X., and Liu, W. (2009). "Modification of papermaking grade fillers: A brief review," BioRes. 4(3), 1190-1209.
4(3), 2009
Muszyński, L. (2009). "Imaging wood plastic composites (WPCs): X-ray computed tomography, a few other promising techniques, and why we should pay attention," BioRes. 4(3), 1210-1221.
4(3), 2009
Wu, N., Hubbe, M. A., Rojas, O. J., and Park, S. (2009). "Permeation of polyelectrolytes and other solutes into the pore spaces of water-swollen cellulose: A review," BioRes. 4(3), 1222-1262.
4(4), 2009
Madhavi, V., and Lele, S. S. (2009)."Laccase: Properties and applications," BioRes. 4(4), 1694-1717.
4(4), 2009
Virkajärvi, I., Niemelä, M. V., Hasanen, A., and Teir, A. (2009). "Cellulosic ethanol via biochemical processing poses a challenge for developers and implementors," BioRes. 4(4), 1718-1735.
4(4), 2009
Hubbe, M. A., and Bowden, C. (2009). "Handmade paper: A review of its history, craft, and science," BioRes. 4(4), 1736-1792.
5(1), 2010
Papadopoulos, A. N. (2010). "Chemical modification of solid wood and wood raw material for composites produciton with linear chain carboxylic acid anhydrides: A brief review," BioRes. 5(1), 499-506.
5(2), 2010
Bajpai, P. K. (2010). "Solving the problems of recycled fiber processing with enzymes," BioRes. 5(2), 1311-1325.
5(3), 2010
Baty, J. W., Maitland, C. L., Minter, W., Hubbe, M. A., and Jordan-Mowery, S. K. (2010). "Deacidification for the conservation and preservation of paper-based works: A review," BioRes. 5(3), 1955-2023.
5(4), 2010
Rani, M., Agarwal, A., and Negi, Y. S. (2010). "Review: Chitosan based hydrogel polymeric beads - As drug delivery system," BioRes. 5(4), 2765-2807.
5(4), 2010
Hubbe, M. A., Nazhad, M., and Sánchez, C. (2010). "Composting as a way to convert cellulosic biomass and organic waste into high-value soil amendments: A review," BioRes. 5(4), 2808-2854.
6(1), 2010
Wan Daud, W. R., and Law, K.-N. (2011). "Oil palm fibers as papermaking material: Potentials and challenges," BioRes. 6(1), 901-917.
6(2), 2010
Hubbe, M. A., Hasan, S. H., and Ducoste, J. J. (2011). "Cellulosic substrates for removal of pollutants from aqueous systems: A review. 1. Metals," BioRes. 6(2), 2161-2287.
6(3), 2010
Hu, L., Pan, H., Zhou, Y., and Zhang, M. (2011). "Methods to improve lignin's reactivity as a phenol substitute and as replacement for other phenolic compounds: A brief review," BioRes. 6(3), 3315-3525.
6(3), 2010
Kumar, P., Negi, Y. S., and Singh, S. P. (2011). "Filler loading in the lumen or/and cell wall of fibers - A literature review," BioRes. 6(3), 3526-3546.
6(3), 2010
Vishtal, A., and Kraslawski, A. (2011). "Challenges in industrial applications of technical lignins," BioRes. 6(3), 3547-3568.
6(3), 2010
Li, B., Li, H., Zha, Q., Bandekar, R., Alsaggaf, A., and Ni, Y. (2011). "Review: Effects of wood quality and refining process on TMP pulp and paper quality," BioRes. 6(3), 3569-3584.
6(3), 2010
Sasso, C., Beneventi, D., Zeno, E., Chaussy, D., Petit-Conil, M., and Belgacem, N. (2011). "Polypyrrole and polypyrrole/wood-derived materials conducting composites: A review," BioRes. 6(3), 3585-3620.
6(4), 2011
Isroi, Millati, R., Syamsiah, S., Niklasson, C., Cahyanto, M. N., Lundquist, K., and Taherzadeh, M. J. (2011). "Biological pretreatment of lignocelluloses with white-rot fungi and its applications: A review," BioRes. 6(4), 5224-5259.
6(4), 2011
Paridah, M. T., Ahmed, A. B., SaifulAzry, S. O. A., and Ahmed, Z. (2011). "Retting process of some bast plant fibers and its effect on fibre quality: A review," BioRes. 6(4), 5260-5281.
6(4), 2011
Wang, Z., Xu, J., and Cheng, J. J. (2011). "Modeling biochemical conversion of lignocellulosic materials for sugar production: A review," BioRes. 6(4), 5282-5306.
6(4), 2011
Area, M. C., and Cheradame, H. (2011). "Paper aging and degradation: Recent findings and research methods," BioRes. 6(4), 5307-5337.
7(1), 2012
Huber, P., and Carré, B. (2012). "Decolorization of process waters in deinking mills and similar applications: A review," BioRes. 7(1), 1366-1382.
7(2), 2012
Johansson, C., Bras, J., Mondragon, I., Nechita, P., Plackett, D., Šimon, P., Svetec, D. G., Virtanen, S., Baschetti, M. G., Breen, C., Clegg, F., and Aucejo, S. (2012). "Renewable fibers and bio-based materials for packaging applications - A review of recent developments," BioRes. 7(2), 2506-2552.
7(2), 2012
Popil, R. E. (2012). "Overview of recent studies at IPST on corrugated board edge compression strength: Testing methods and effects of interflute buckling," BioRes. 7(2), 2553-2581.
7(2), 2012
Shi, H., Liu, H., Ni, Y., Yuan, Z., Zou, X., and Zhou, Y. (2012). "Review: Use of optical brightening agents (OBAs) in the production of paper containing high-yield pulps," BioRes. 7(2), 2582-2591.
7(2), 2012
Hubbe, M. A., Beck, K. R., O'Neal, W. G., and Sharma, Y. C. (2012). "Cellulosic substrates for removal of pollutants from aqueous systems: A review. 2. Dyes," BioRes. 7(2), 2592-2687.
7(2), 2012
Sulaiman, O., Salim, N., Nordin, N. A., Hashim, R., Ibrahim, M., and Sato, M. (2012). "The potential of oil palm trunk biomass as an alternative source for compressed wood," BioRes. 7(2), 2688-2706.
7(3), 2012
Mohamad Ibrahim, M. N., Sriprasanthi, R. B., Shamsudeen, S., Adam, F., and Bhawani, S. A. (2012). "A concise review of the natural existance, synthesis, properties, and applications of syringaldehyde," BioRes. 7(3), 4377-4399.
7(3), 2012
Suhaily, S. S., Jawaid, M., Abdul Khalil, H. P. S., Mohamed, A. R., and Ibrahim, F. (2012). "A review of oil palm biocomposites for furniture design and applications: Potential and challenges," BioRes. 7(3), 4400-4423.
7(3), 2012
Vishtal, A., and Retulainen, E. (2012). "Deep-drawing of paper and paperboard: The role of material properties," BioRes. 7(3), 4424-4450.
7(3), 2012
Stelte, W., Sanadi, A. R., Shang, L., Holm, J. K., Ahrenfeldt, J., and Henriksen, U. B. (2012). "Recent developments in biomass pelletization - A review," BioRes. 7(3), 4451-4490.
7(4), 2012
Paulsson, M., and Parkås, J. (2012). "Review: Light-induced yellowing of lignocellulosic pulps – Mechanisms and preventive methods," BioRes. 7(4), 5995-6040.
7(4), 2012
Valto, P., Knuutinen, J., and Alén, R. (2012). "Overview of analytical procedures for fatty and resin acids in the papermaking process," BioRes. 7(4), 6041-6076.
7(4), 2012
Pönni, R., Vuorinen, T., and Kontturi, E. (2012). "Proposed nano-scale coalescence of cellulose in chemical pulp fibers during technical treatments," BioRes. 7(4), 6077-6108.
7(4), 2012
Hubbe, M. A., Sundberg, A., Mocchiutti, P., Ni, Y., and Pelton, R. (2012). "Dissolved and colloidal substances (DCS) and the charge demand of papermaking process waters and suspensions: A Review," BioRes. 7(4), 6109-6193.
8(1), 2013
Miao, Q., Huang, L., and Chen, L. (2013). "Advances in the control of dissolved and colloidal substances present in papermaking processes: A brief review," BioRes. 8(1), 1431-1455.
8(1), 2013
Santos, R. B., Hart, P. W., Jameel, H., and Chang, H.-M. (2013). "Wood based lignin reactions important to the biorefinery and pulp and paper industries," BioRes. 8(1), 1456-1477.
8(1), 2013
Teacă, C.-A., Roşu, D., Bodîrlău, R., and Roşu, L. (2013). "Structural changes in wood under artificial UV light irradiation determined by FTIR spectroscopy and color measurements - A brief review," BioRes. 8(1), 1478-1507.
8(2), 2013
Hubbe, M. A., Rojas, O. J., Fingas, M., and Gupta, B. S. (2013). "Cellulosic substrates for removal of pollutants from aqueous systems: A Review. 3. Spilled oil and emulsified organic liquids," BioRes. 8(2), 3038-3097.
8(2), 2013
Paunonen, S. (2013). "Strength and barrier enhancements of cellophane and cellulose derivative films: A Review," BioRes. 8(2), 3098-3121.
8(2), 2013
Naylor, A., and Hackney, P. (2013). "A review of wood machining literature with a special focus on sawing," BioRes. 8(2), 3122-3135.
8(2), 2013
Dungani, R., Jawaid, M., Abdul Khalil, H. P. S., Jasni., Aprilia, S., Hakeem, K. R., Hartati, S., and Islam, M. N. (2013). "A review on quality enhancement of oil palm trunk waste by resin impregnation: Future materials," BioRes. 8(2), 3136-3156.
8(2), 2013
Iqbal, H. M. N., Kyazze, G., and Keshavarz, T. (2013). "Advances in the valorization of lignocellulosic materials by biotechnology: An overview," BioRes. 8(2), 3157-3176.
8(3), 2013
Salem, M. Z. M., and Böhm, M. (2013). "Understanding of formaldehyde emissions from solid wood: An overview," BioRes. 8(3), 4775-4790.
8(4), 2013
Chowdhury, Z. Z., Abd Hamid, S. B., Das, R., Hasan, M. R., Zain, S. M., Khalid, K., and Uddin, M. N. (2013). "Preparation of carbonaceous adsorbents from lignocellulosic biomass and their use in removal of contaminants from aqueous solution," BioRes. 8(4), 6523-6555.
8(4), 2013
Hubbe, M. A., Ayoub, A., Daystar, J. S., Venditti, R. A., and Pawlak, J. J. (2013). "Enhanced absorbent products incorporating cellulose and its derivatives: A Review," BioRes. 8(4), 6556-6629.
8(4), 2013
Rodrigues, J. N., Dias, A. M. P. G., Providência, P. (2013). "Timber-concrete composite bridges: State-of-the-art Review," BioRes. 8(4), 6630-6649.
9(1), 2014
Rajkumar, R., Yaakob, Z., and Takriff, M. S. (2014). "Potential of the micro and macro algae for biofuel production: A brief review," BioRes. 9(1), 1606-1633.
9(1), 2014
Hubbe, M. A. (2014). "Prospects for maintaining strength of paper and paperboard products while using less forest resources: A Review,"BioRes. 9(1), 1634-1763.
9(1), 2014
Zhu, X., Kim, B.-J., Wang, Q., and Wu, Q. (2014). "Recent advances in the sound insulation properties of bio-based materials," BioRes. 9(1), 1764-1786.
9(1), 2014
Chowdhury, Z. Z., Mohd. Zain, S., Abd Hamid, S. B., and Khalid, K. (2014). "Catalytic role of ionic liquids for dissolution and degradation of biomacromolecules," BioRes.9(1), 1787-1823.
9(2), 2014
Khan, B. A., Warner, P., and Wang, H. (2014). "Antibacterial properties of hemp and other natural fibre plants: A review," BioRes. 9(2), 3642-3659.
9(2), 2014
Espinoza-Acosta, J. L., Torres-Chávez, P. I., Carvajal-Millán, E., Ramírez-Wong, B., Bello-Pérez, L. A., and Montaño-Leyva, B. (2014). "Ionic liquids and organic solvents for recovering lignin from lignocellulosic biomass," BioRes. 9(2), 3660-3687.
9(2), 2014
Lindholm, P. C., Knuutinen, J. S., Ahkola, H. S. J., and Herve, S. H. (2014). "Analysis of trace pharmaceuticals and related compounds in municipal wastewaters by preconcentration, chromatography, derivatization, and separation methods," BioRes. 9(2), 3688-3732.
9(2), 2014
Gangwar, A. K., Prakash, N. T., and Prakash, R. (2014). "Applicability of microbial xylanases in paper pulp bleaching: A Review," BioRes. 9(2), 3733-3754.
9(3), 2014
Namvar, F., Jawaid, M., Md Tahir, P., Mohamad, R., Azizi, S., Khodavandi, A., Rahman, H. S., Nayeri, M. D. (2014). "Potential use of plant fibres and their composites for biomedical applications," BioRes. 9(3), 5688-5706.
9(3), 2014
Akinbomi, J., Brandberg, T., Sanni, S. A., and Taherzadeh, M. J. (2014). "Development and dissemination strategies for accelerating biogas production in Nigeria," BioRes. 9(3), 5707-5737.
9(3), 2014
Knob, A., Fortkamp, D., Prolo, T., Izidoro, S. C., and Almeida, J. M. (2014). "Agro-residues as alternative for xylanase production by filamentous fungi," BioRes. 9(3), 5738-5773.
9(4), 2014
Hubbe, M. A., Park, J., and Park, S. (2014). "Cellulosic substrates for removal of pollutants from aqueous systems: A review. Part 4. Dissolved petrochemical compounds," BioRes. 9(4), 7782-7925.
9(4), 2014
Ooi, Z. X., Ismail, H., Abu Bakar, A., and Teoh, Y. P. (2014). "A review on recycling ash derived from Elaeis guineensis by-product," BioRes. 9(4), 7926-7940.
9(4), 2014
Sarmin, S. N., Welling, J., Krause, A., and Shalbafan, A. (2014). "Investigating the possibility of geopolymer to produce inorganic-bonded wood composites for multifunctional construction material - A Review," BioRes. 9(4), 7941-7950.
9(4), 2014
Vishtal, A., and Retulainen, E. (2014). "Boosting the extensibility potential of fibre networks: A review," BioRes. 9(4), 7951-8001.
10(1), 2015
Ioelovich, M. (2015). "Recent findings and the energetic potential of plant biomass as a renewable source of biofuels - A review," BioRes. 10(1), 1879-1914.
10(1), 2015
Pintiaux, T., Viet, D., Vandenbossche, V., Rigal, L., and Rouilly, A. (2015). "Binderless materials obtained by thermo-compressive processing of lignocellulosic fibers: A comprehensive review," BioRes. 10(1), 1915-1963.
10(1), 2015

Liu, Y., Ren, X., and Liang, J. (2015). "Antibacterial modification of cellulosic materials," BioRes. 10(1), 1964-1985.

10(3), 2015

Gómez-de la Cruz, F. J., Casanova-Peláez, P. J., López-García, R., and Cruz-Peragón, F. (2015). "Review of the drying kinetics of olive oil mill wastes: Biomass recovery," BioRes. 10(3), 6055-6080.

10(3), 2015

Yang, F., Jin, E. S., Zhu, Y., Wu, S., Zhu, W., Jin, Y., and Song, J. (2015). "A Mini-review on the applications of cellulose-binding domains in lignocellulosic material utilizations," BioRes. 10(3), 6081-6094.

10(3), 2015

Hubbe, M. A., Rojas, O. J., and Lucia, L. A. (2015). "Green modification of surface characteristics of cellulosic materials at the molecular or nano scale: A review," BioRes. 10(3), 6095-6206.

10(3), 2015

Pereira, H. (2015). "The rationale behind cork properties: A review of structure and chemistry" BioRes. 10(3), 6207-6229.

10(3), 2015

Reza, M., Kontturi, E., Jääskeläinen, A. S., Vuorinen, T., and Ruokolainen, J. (2015). "Transmission electron microscopy for wood and fiber analysis - A Review" BioRes. 10(3), 6230-6261.

10(3), 2015

Nasir, M., Hashim, R., Sulaiman, O., Nordin, N. A., Lamaming, J., and Asim, M. (2015). "Laccase, an emerging tool to fabricate green composites: A review" BioRes. 10(3), 6262-6284.

10(3), 2015

Xu, J., Li, M., and Ni, T. (2015). "Feedstock for bioethanol production from a technological paradigm perspective" BioRes. 10(3), 6285-6304.

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