Special Issue "Biomass Energy Conversion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016)
Bioenergy is still a cornerstone of the renewable energy system and immense efforts in research are undertaken to explore new biomass resources and increase the versatility and efficiency of conversion techniques. At the same time, there are contrasting findings about the sustainability and environmental effectiveness of existing bioenergy strategies and techniques. Recently societies’ awareness about conflicts among important goals in bioenergy production (e.g., productivity, biodiversity, CO2 mitigation) was increasing.
This Special Issue invites papers dealing with the various aspects of sustainability in bioenergy production, covering all integral technical chains from biomass production to residue management. Papers are preferably sought that critically examine the advantages and disadvantages of bioenergy concepts and techniques, by presenting pilot applications, desk-top reviews of case studies, proposal of analytical methods, and tools.
Topics of interests include, but are not restricted to:
- new biomass resources
- new technical processes for energetic conversion of biomass
- residue management after energetic conversion
- assessment of efficiency of energetic conversion
- socio-economic evaluation of bioenergy value chains
- life-cycle assessment of concepts
- legal framework development for improved sustainability
- analysis of trade-offs in bioenergy production.
Prof. Michael Wachendorf
Manuscript Submission Information
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- energy crops
- green waste
- agricultural residues
- life-cycle assessment
- ecosystem services
- conversion efficiency
- nutrient budgeting
- climate change mitigation