Special Issue "Biofuel and Bioenergy Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2018
Biomass is considered as a renewable resource because of its short life cycle, and biomass-derived biofuels are potential substitutes to fossil fuels. When biomass grows, all carbon in biomass comes from the atmosphere and is liberated into the environment when it is burned. Therefore, biomass is thought of as a carbon-neutral fuel. For these reasons, the development of bioenergy is an effective countermeasure to elongate diminishing fossil fuel reserves, lessen greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and mitigate global warming and climate change. Biomass can be converted into biofuels through a variety of routes such as physical, thermochemical, chemical, and biological methods. The common and important biofuels for bioenergy include charcoal, biochar, biodiesel, bioethanol, biobutanol, pyrolysis and liquefaction bio-oils, synthesis gas (syngas), biogas, and biohydrogen. On account of the merit of bioenergy for environmental sustainability, biofuel and bioenergy technology plays a crucial role for renewable energy development. This Special Issue aims to publish high-quality research and review papers addressing recent advances in bioenergy. Studies of advanced techniques and biorefinery for biofuel production are also welcomed. Research involving experimental and numerical studies, recent developments, and novel and emerging technologies in this field are highly encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Wei-Hsin Chen
Prof. Dr. Keat Teong Lee
Prof. Dr. Hwai Chyuan Ong
Manuscript Submission Information
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- physical conversion
- thermochemical conversion
- chemical conversion
- biological conversion
- production optimization
- process design
- thermodynamic analysis