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Over-reliance on fossil fuels and its consequences, which take the form of global warming and air pollution, necessitate the exploration of more sustainable and alternative resources for circular and carbon-neutral development. Biomass-derived fuels and chemicals (e.g., hydrogen, methane, short-chain and long-chain carboxylic acids, and alcohols) are regarded as crucial components in efforts to meet sustainability criteria. The treatment of waste biomass is currently undergoing a paradigm shift from "waste disposal" to the more promising prospect of "energy and resource recovery". Biotechnology treatment is the core technology underlying the biotransformation process that turns carbon-rich biomass into high-value-added fuels and chemicals via pure cultures or defined heterogeneous microbial consortia. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to highlight the findings of original research articles and reviews in this field. Topics of interest for this issue include, but are not limited to: the development of fermentation technologies, electrofermentation, chain elongation, product extraction for the conversion of waste biomass into green chemicals, biofuels, biopolymers, related process optimization, microbial ecological mechanism, and application-related engineering.