Special Issue "Biomass and Biofuels"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2011)
Prof. Dr. Thomas E. Amidon
Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
Interests: biorefineries; biofuels; bioenergy; bio-based materials and chemicals; nanocellulose; pulp and paper; pellets; forest and biomass resources; process development; novel bio-based products; cell wall deconstruction; hot water extraction; cellulosic bioproducts; improved fiber based products; biomass productivity
We would like to see articles in the intellectual space from raw materials (any form of biomass), to extraction and separation into components, to conversion of intermediates into final products. The products do not have to be biofuels if the products are renewable in origin and substitute for fossil fuel derived products. Engineering work applicable to any of the component operations are also appreciated. We would also be interested in articles showing that more sophistication in product development could lead to greater returns. An example here might be furfural production from xylose as a more valuable product than fermentation of xylose to ethanol as well as showing that this might be an energetically preferable way to produce furfural.
Prof. Dr. Tom E. Amidon
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- component separation
- novel biobased products
- biorefinery engineering
- biomass and biorefinery policy
- fossil fuel substitution
Article: Selective Preparation of Furfural from Xylose over Sulfonic Acid Functionalized Mesoporous Sba-15 Materials
Energies 2011, 4(4), 669-684; doi:10.3390/en4040669
Received: 25 March 2011; in revised form: 11 April 2011 / Accepted: 18 April 2011 / Published: 20 April 2011| Download PDF Full-text (276 KB)
Review: Environmental Impacts and Costs of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils, Transesterified Lipids and Woody BTL—A Review
Energies 2011, 4(6), 845-877; doi:10.3390/en4060845
Received: 1 February 2011; in revised form: 30 March 2011 / Accepted: 19 May 2011 / Published: 25 May 2011| Download PDF Full-text (559 KB)
Communication: Time to Substitute Wood Bioenergy for Nuclear Power in Japan
Energies 2011, 4(7), 1051-1057; doi:10.3390/en4071051
Received: 29 April 2011; in revised form: 17 June 2011 / Accepted: 4 July 2011 / Published: 6 July 2011| Download PDF Full-text (312 KB)
Energies 2011, 4(7), 1102-1111; doi:10.3390/en4071102
Received: 1 June 2011; in revised form: 18 July 2011 / Accepted: 19 July 2011 / Published: 22 July 2011| Download PDF Full-text (286 KB)
Article: Removal and Conversion of Tar in Syngas from Woody Biomass Gasification for Power Utilization Using Catalytic Hydrocracking
Energies 2011, 4(8), 1163-1177; doi:10.3390/en4081163
Received: 27 June 2011; in revised form: 4 August 2011 / Accepted: 4 August 2011 / Published: 12 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (892 KB)
Energies 2011, 4(9), 1321-1335; doi:10.3390/en4091321
Received: 27 June 2011; in revised form: 17 August 2011 / Accepted: 23 August 2011 / Published: 31 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (386 KB)
Energies 2011, 4(10), 1687-1695; doi:10.3390/en4101687
Received: 30 August 2011; in revised form: 27 September 2011 / Accepted: 17 October 2011 / Published: 21 October 2011| Download PDF Full-text (181 KB)
Article: Experimental Research on Heterogeneous N2O Decomposition with Ash and Biomass Gasification Gas
Energies 2011, 4(11), 2027-2037; doi:10.3390/en4112027
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 7 November 2011 / Accepted: 15 November 2011 / Published: 21 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (258 KB)
Last update: 5 October 2012