Special Issue "Optimization for Biofuel Production Process"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2020).
Interests: Heat transfer modelling; Renewable energy systems; Biofuels; Stirling engines; Disposal of plastic wastes and vegetable exhausted oil.
Interests: process simulation; renewable energy systems; TRNSYS, COMSOL; biomass energy characterization; CIRDER; designing biofuel
Interests: renewable energies; forestry and agricultural mechanization; safety and health in agriculture; processing plants and food quality
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Contemporary awareness of energy around the world has been influenced by new targets to achieve environmental pollution reduction and renewable waste management. Biofuel represents an alternative energy source to fossil-based fuels, in accordance with the newest WtE (Waste to Energy) policies and applications. Solid, liquid, and gaseous biofuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas, and biomethane obtained from biomasses should be considered as a suitable solution to reduce the emission of pollutants from petroleum-based fuel exploitation. Biofuel production processes are as varied as the types of biomass used to produce each biofuel. The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight those articles related to the optimization of biofuel production processes, by means of experimental analysis but also through the simulation of the whole production procedure. Furthermore, alternative biomasses conversion into biofuel and related pretreatments to optimize the overall conversion rate should also be investigated.
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Carlini
Dr. Sonia Castellucci
Prof. Dr. Danilo Monarca
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- production processes