Special Issue "Innovations and Perspectives of Industrial and Bioenergy Crops for Bioeconomy Development"
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Interests: industrial and energy crops; biomass and byproducts; energy and economic efficiency; biomass production, harvesting, and logistics; multipurpose biomass utilization; bioproducts; biofuels; bioeconomy
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The production of industrial and bioenergy crops has been the subject of scientific research for many years; however, the implementation of previously proposed solutions for commercial production is still at an early stage. It should be emphasized that when developing the production of industrial and bioenergy crops on agricultural lands, it is important to avoid land-use competition with the production of food and feed. It is well justified, for initiating the sustainable production of industrial and bioenergy crops, to promote efficient species for growing on marginal lands, which are unsuitable or less suitable for food or feed production. Another important point is that industrial and bioenergy crops should include nonfood and nonfeed crops and generate agricultural products categorized as commodities and/or raw materials for industrial goods and bioenergy. Therefore, this Special Issue will be focused on the following groups of crops: short rotation coppice (willow, poplar, robinia, eucalyptus, etc.), grasses (miscanthus, giant reed, switchgrass, reed canary grass, etc.), herbaceous crops (Virginia mallow, Jerusalem artichoke, etc.); fibre crops (hemp, etc.), oil crops (camelina, crambe, castor, cardoon, etc.), and other alternative crops and their residues that are suitable for the industry or energy sectors.
These industrial and bioenergy crops can become an important source of biomass. Of course, the concept of their cultivation for nonfood (and/or nonfeed) uses is not new but, despite considerable investment in research and development, little progress has been made with regard to the introduction of such crops and their products into the market. Therefore, papers should be focused on innovations and perspectives regarding sustainable industrial and bioenergy crops production, logistic chains, biomass quality, utilization and cascade biomass use for bioeconomy, socio-economic and energy analyses, etc.
I would like to encourage you to publish papers you might think match these topics in this open-access journal Agriculture. Your original research and review papers regarding recent developments and ideas on the abovementioned topics are very welcome.
Prof. Dr. Mariusz J. Stolarski
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- industrial crops
- energy crops
- oil crops
- lignocellulosic crops
- short rotation coppice
- fibre crops
- herbaceous crops
- medicinal crops
- alternative crops
- marginal land
- sustainable cultivation
- harvesting and logistic
- crop productivity
- cost and energy analysis
- biomass quality
- cascade biomass utilization
- solid-liquid-gaseous biofuels