Special Issue "Wood to Energy"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2012)
Prof. Dr. Dimitris S. Argyropoulos
Departments of Forest Biomaterials & Chemistry, North Carolina State University, 2820 Faucette Drive, Rm 3104, Raleigh, NC, 27695-8005, USA
Phone: +1 919 515 7708
Fax: +1 919 515 6302
Without a doubt, our society’s concerns over increasing fuel prices, green house gas emissions, and the associated global warming have created a tremendous interest in the science and technologies that promise the sustainable production of energy from domestic resources. In this respect, lignocellulosic biomass (wood) has the unique ability to supply it because carbohydrates and lignin are among the most abundant organic compounds on the planet, representing a vast amount of biomass (in the range of hundreds of billions of tons). Our fossil carbon-based energy economy relies on distinctly hydrophobic hydrocarbon molecules that are devoid of oxygen and functional groups. In contrast to hydrocarbons, carbohydrates are highly functionalized and hydrophilic molecules. As such our chemical and energy industry needs to redevelop in a major way if it is to use lignocellulosic biomass as its feedstock. These considerations unambiguously dictate the need for practically oriented scientific research and development covering a wide range of applications for the use of Wood to Energy.
This special issue is focused at bringing together the global expertise from academia, government, and industry with the aim to disseminate their latest findings and to exchange their ideas for the future in the realm of “Wood to Energy”. The present issue will attempt to offer the reader a current view of the issue. Contributors should attempt to provide a good review of the literature, creating a sound foundation for the science to be subsequently developed. The editor anticipates that this issue will provide a resource for new ideas, guidance, and a good embarkation point for any future endeavors in the broad area that is defined by its title “Wood to Energy”.
Prof. Dr. Dimitris S. Argyropoulos
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- Novel Pre-treatment Methods
- Softwood versus Hardwood Digestibility Issues
- Cellulase enzymes
- Cellulase inhibition
- Recalcitrance of wood
- Novel Methods of Analysis for wood
- Fermentation towards Bioethanol
- Byproduct Utilization
- Lignin Utilization
Review: Alternative Technologies for Biofuels Production in Kraft Pulp Mills—Potential and Prospects
Energies 2012, 5(7), 2288-2309; doi:10.3390/en5072288
Received: 22 May 2012; in revised form: 21 June 2012 / Accepted: 2 July 2012 / Published: 6 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (536 KB)
Energies 2012, 5(10), 3803-3816; doi:10.3390/en5103803
Received: 21 August 2012; in revised form: 18 September 2012 / Accepted: 18 September 2012 / Published: 27 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (165 KB)
Article: Regulatory Promotion of Waste Wood Reused as an Energy Source and the Environmental Concerns about Ash Residue in the Industrial Sector of Taiwan
Energies 2012, 5(11), 4390-4398; doi:10.3390/en5114390
Received: 11 September 2012; in revised form: 21 October 2012 / Accepted: 23 October 2012 / Published: 2 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (200 KB)
Article: Sustainability Impact Assessment on the Production and Use of Different Wood and Fossil Fuels Employed for Energy Production in North Karelia, Finland
Energies 2012, 5(11), 4870-4891; doi:10.3390/en5114870
Received: 6 September 2012; in revised form: 2 November 2012 / Accepted: 13 November 2012 / Published: 21 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (605 KB)
Energies 2012, 5(12), 5038-5052; doi:10.3390/en5125038
Received: 24 September 2012; in revised form: 20 November 2012 / Accepted: 20 November 2012 / Published: 27 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (255 KB)
Article: Modeling Woody Biomass Procurement for Bioenergy Production at the Atikokan Generating Station in Northwestern Ontario, Canada
Energies 2012, 5(12), 5065-5085; doi:10.3390/en5125065
Received: 6 August 2012; in revised form: 15 November 2012 / Accepted: 23 November 2012 / Published: 3 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1749 KB)
Energies 2012, 5(12), 5171-5189; doi:10.3390/en5125171
Received: 6 October 2012; in revised form: 18 November 2012 / Accepted: 23 November 2012 / Published: 7 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (729 KB)
Energies 2012, 5(12), 5243-5256; doi:10.3390/en5125243
Received: 30 August 2012; in revised form: 26 November 2012 / Accepted: 7 December 2012 / Published: 13 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (219 KB)
Energies 2012, 5(12), 5372-5417; doi:10.3390/en5125372
Received: 3 September 2012; in revised form: 31 October 2012 / Accepted: 5 December 2012 / Published: 19 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (604 KB)
Article: A Comparison of Producer Gas, Biochar, and Activated Carbon from Two Distributed Scale Thermochemical Conversion Systems Used to Process Forest Biomass
Energies 2013, 6(1), 164-183; doi:10.3390/en6010164
Received: 18 September 2012; in revised form: 20 December 2012 / Accepted: 2 January 2013 / Published: 8 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (853 KB)
Last update: 5 October 2012