Special Issue "Valorization of Agricultural Residues to Renewable Energy and Value-Added Products"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Farming Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Nicholas Korres

Guest Editor
Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit, USDA-ARS, University of Illinois, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Office S-306, Urbana-Champaign, 61801 IL, USA
Interests: Abiotic stress and plant responses; climate change; agricultural residues; Life Cycle Assessment; bio-renewables; weed science; sustainable agriculture; sustainable food production
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Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rehan
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Guest Editor
Center of Excellence in Environmental Studies (CEES), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Interests: waste-to-energy; waste biorefineries; biofuels and bioenergy; solid waste management; nanomaterials; pyrolysis
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Dr. Anoop Singh

Guest Editor
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, Technology Bhawan, New Delhi-110016 India
Interests: Biofuels, renewable energy, waste valorization, sustainability and life cycle assessment.
Dr. Dheeraj Rathore

Guest Editor
School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India
Interests: Ecophysiology; sustainable agriculture; biofuel
Dr. Jian Li Hao

Guest Editor
Department of Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, 215123
Interests: Solid waste management, waste-to-energy, waste valorization, sustainability, cost and benefit analysis, and life cycle assessment
Dr. Xuebin Wang

Guest Editor
School of Energy and Power Engineering, Department of Thermal Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Interests: Biomass combustion, energy conversion and management, solid waste utilization, combustion emission control, kinetic mechanism of gas and solid reaction in combustion, kinetic mechanism of gas and solid reaction in combustion.
Dr. Abdul-Sattar Nizami

Guest Editor
Associate Professor, Sustainable Development Study Center, Government College University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
Interests: waste biorefineries; green products; waste treatment; renewable and sustainable energy; industrial waste hazards; biofuel; sustainable waste-to-energy systems; integrated waste and resource management; bioeconomy and circular bioeconomy; greenhouse gas emissions
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Valorization of agricultural residues to renewable energy and value-added products significantly contributes to the transition of the current agricultural production system or “productivism agriculture” era to the post-productivism agriculture or “production of nature” era. Accordingly, this issue will explore the use and management of agricultural residues as feedstock for producing renewables. It will cover various types of agricultural residues, such as crops, forestry, animal, or processing of agricultural commodities along with technologies to convert them into renewables. It will also cover deployment of renewables, including biofuels, as sustainable energy and their impact on food prices and the environment. Examples of topics that will be considered for publication are procedures to achieve satisfactory conversion results; real-world examples, and insights that promote the transition to sustainable utilization of various residues and waste products; appropriate limits and monitoring to reduce uncertainty regarding environmental benefits; and the limitations of agricultural residues to produce renewable energy. The editorial team welcomes original research articles, review articles, and case studies from researchers, academics, industrialists, and other stakeholders dealing with but not limited to the following research areas:

  • Emerging technologies of agriculture waste valorization;
  • Advances in waste-to-energy technologies;
  • Integrated sustainable waste management systems;
  • Waste based biorefineries, such as organic waste biorefinery, agricultural and   forestry waste biorefinery or integrated waste-based biorefineries, etc.;
  • Designing sustainable policies;
  • Life cycle assessment studies;
  • Circular economies and bio-based economies.

Dr. Nicholas Korres
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rehan
Dr. Anoop Singh
Dr. Dheeraj Rathore
Dr. Jian Li Hao
Dr. Xuebin Wang
Dr. Abdul-Sattar Nizami
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Agricultural and forestry waste biorefinery
  • agricultural residues
  • agricultural waste valorization
  • waste-to-energy
  • integrated waste management system
  • circular economy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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