Advances and Challenges in Insect-based Technologies and Applications: Development & Commercialization
Surendra KC, PhD
University of Hawaii
Adelheid Kuehnle, PhD
CEO/Co-Founder, Kuehnle AgroSystems
and Co-Editor-in-Chief, Industrial Biotechnology
Insects impact humans worldwide, daily, and in different ways. With challenges arising from climate change, waste management, and continued scarcity of protein for food and feed, this issue aims to cover existing and upcoming insect products and applications with an emphasis on real-world benefits. Scientific communications might address development of industrialized insect-derived food and feed ingredients and other high-value products using organic waste, progressive aquaculture, and animal husbandry using insect as sustainable ingredients, specialty and bulk chemicals preferentially sourced from insects and their sustainable alternative substitutes, use of robotics and biobased solutions to address diminishing pollinators and pest control agents, and bringing insect technologies into the market and their associated sustainability and tecno-economic assessments.
Industrial Biotechnology (IB) invites you to submit original scientific papers in the form of Reviews, Original Research, Short Communications, or Methods for publication in a special issue on insect-based industrial biotechnology R&D and commercial applications, slated to publish in October 2019.
Topics to be considered include:
- Insect biotechnology for waste valorization (large scale insect production, waste bioremediation, insect-based biorefinery, etc.)
- High value products from microlivestock (farmed insects for proteins, antibiotics/antimicrobial peptides, enzymes, dyes, oil, chitin, fertilizer, etc.)
- Robotics and biotech vector substitutes for insects as pollinators or biological control agents in agricultural crops (robotic bees, dsRNA agents, etc.)
- Insect breeding, insect processing for industrial purposes
- Regulatory and consumer acceptance for use in human food and animal feed; different countries
- Industrial insects and technological advances in insect factories or chemical substitutions for traditional insect derivatives (silkworm, honey bees, food and beverage colorants, etc.)
- Techno-economic and life cycle assessments (TEA, LCA) of insect biotechnology
Benefits of publishing include:
- Rapid, high-quality peer review
- Open Access options available
- Fast and user-friendly electronic submission
- Maximum exposure: accessible in 170 countries worldwide
- Competitive author benefits packages
Please visit the Journal website for manuscript submission guidelines. We look forward to receiving your manuscripts and to your active participation in the Journal!