Special Issue "Sustainable Technologies in Intensive Energy Industrial Consumers: The New Path to Carbon Neutrality"

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: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Leonel Nunes
Guest Editor
1. PROMETHEUS - Unidade de Investigação em Materiais, Energia e Ambiente para a Sustentabilidade, Escola Superior Agrária, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Rua da Escola Industrial e Comercial de Nun’Alvares, 4900-347 Viana do Castelo, Portugal
2. GOVCOPP - Unidade de Investigação em Governança, Competitividade e Políticas Públicas, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
3. DEGEIT - Departamento de Economia, Gestão, Engenharia Industrial e Turismo, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: biomass; biomass energy; biomass supply chains; biomass conversion technologies; sustainability and circular economy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, there is an intense demand for technologies and processes that allow for the replacement of energy sources of fossil origin by others, resulting in industrial processes becoming more sustainable as part of an approach toward achieving carbon neutrality. In addition to this search for carbon neutrality in energy production and conversion processes, there are also a number of industrial processes that are liquid emitters of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which include the cement, lime, iron, and steel industries. This Special Issue aims to gather the latest technical and scientific information on the developments that are being carried out such that both energy production and other industrial processes can approach carbon neutrality through the use of new and more sustainable processes while applying the principles of circular economy and environmental protection.

Prof. Dr. Leonel Nunes
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • carbon neutrality
  • circular economy
  • sustainability
  • industrial processes
  • renewable energy

Published Papers

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