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BMC Energy is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

Introducing BMC Energy

Editor Dr Harriet Manning discusses the motivation behind the launch of the BMC Energy in this Research in Progress blog.

About the Chair

New Content ItemDr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published more than 580 journal papers, 82 books/book chapters, and more than 630 patents, many of which licensed. He received numerous awards, including the National Order of Merit, National Science Medal, Ho-Am Prize, POSCO TJ Park Prize, the Best Scientist and Technologist Award, James Bailey Award, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award, Elmer Gaden Award, Charles Thom Award, and Marvin Johnson Award. He is currently Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Microbiology, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, the World Academy of Sciences, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and National Academy of Inventors USA. As of 2018, he is one of 13 people in the world elected as Foreign Associate of both National Academy of Engineering USA and National Academy of Sciences USA. He is currently co-chair of the Global Future Council on Biotechnology and a member of the Global Future Council on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum.

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Call for papers: Advanced Biofuels for CO2 Mitigation

New Content ItemBMC Energy welcomes submissions to the Thematic Series on 'Advanced Biofuels for CO2 Mitigation'. Oleaginous and carbohydrate-rich microalgae are considered to be a potential major biofuel producer in the future. Some microalgal species, when under stress conditions (such as nitrogen deprivation), are capable of consuming CO2 for the accumulation of high amounts of lipids or carbohydrates (mainly starch) in their cells. These photosynthetic microorganisms are, however, rather different from the microorganisms usually used in biotechnology.

Aims and scope

BMC Energy covers theory, development and applications in the interdisciplinary field of energy and fuel research from across the physical sciences, including engineering, physics, chemistry and the environmental sciences.


  • Low carbon energy generation
  • Bioenergy (biofuels, biomass and biogas)
  • Energy storage
  • Energy systems, processes, planning and policy


Harriet Manning, BMC


Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Section Editors

​​​​​​​Jo-Shu Chang, National Cheng Kung University

Geoffrey Hammond, University of Bath

Huazhen Fang, University of Kansas

Yongheng Yang, Aalborg University

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