Special Issue "Woody Biomass for Bioenergy Production"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2018
Dr. Jaya Shankar Tumuluru
Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technologies, Idaho National Laboratory, PO Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID 83415, USA
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Interests: biomass; mechnical preprocessing; thermal pretreatements; biomass storage; extrusion of foods and feeds; modeling and optimziation
As an important renewable and sustainable energy resource, forest biomass is considered as the primary energy resource. Woody biomass can be converted to biofuels by different methods, such as thermal, chemical, and biochemical methods. Woody biomass, as an energy source, can either be used directly via combustion to produce heat, or indirectly after converting it to different biofuels. The focus of this Special Issue to classify woody biomass, harvesting technologies, supply chain logistics, physical and chemical properties, mechanical preprocessing (size reduction, and densification), and drying. In this Special Issue, emphasis will be on thermal pretreatments, such as torrefaction and hydrothermal carbonization, which makes woody biomass suitable for cofiring and thermochemical conversion to produce liquid fuels using technologies like pyrolysis and gasification. International trade of solid and liquid fuel products produced using woody biomass is also within the scope of the Special Issue.
Dr. Jaya Tumuluru
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- woody biomass
- types and classification
- harvesting technologies
- storage methods and issues
- size reduction,
- hydrothermal carbonization
- transportation logistics
- international market