Special Issue "Biogas Production-Converting Waste to Energy and Bio-Products of Added Value"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023 | Viewed by 5316
Interests: waste into biogas; biogas bioconversion into molecules of added value; microbial electrochemistry fundamentals; electrons transfer mechanisms among bacteria and electrode materials; wastewater treatment through microbial fuel cells; microbial electrosynthesis of molecules from CO2
Interests: biomass valorization; biowaste value chains; energy intensive industries optimization; decarbonization paths in industry; ash fouling and slagging
Interests: thermochemical processes for biomass and waste valorization; catalytic conversion for the transformation of biomass into chemicals; syngas and hydrogen production from biomass; bio-based alternative feedstocks for industrial processes; renewable heat for industrial processes
The production of biogas is a well-established technology all over the world, used to valorize all types of organic material resources into methane. CH4 is the main component of biogas at percentages ranging from 45% to 70%, depending on the feedstock. Once purified, it can be used to generate power or heat efficiently and safely with the proper equipment. The energy generated can either be locally used on site at farms or wastewater treatment plants where the feedstock is generated to cover the farm’s/plant’s energy needs totally or to some extent. There is no doubt about the effectiveness of the anaerobic digestion process in bioconverting organic material resources. However, its economic sustainability is questioned today by how well it is able to cope against other energy sources, such as natural gas, and decreasing prices of renewable electricity. Therefore, alternatives that confer higher added value to biogas production are needed to guarantee the cost-competitiveness of anaerobic digestion.
In this Special Issue, we are looking for contributions that demonstrate that the anaerobic digestion process is a robust, well-established technology capable of bioconverting a broad range of feedstocks into biogas. We welcome contributions with special emphasis on the use of industrial-derived organic waste to show the feasibility of the technology for the production of energy from biogas with the aim of decarbonizing the economy. With this Special Issue, we would like to use a holistic approach to cover several aspects around biogas production, from the pretreatment of not easily degradable biomass such as that with a high content of lignocellulose, through the microbiology of the anaerobic digestion process, to chemical and biobased upgrading methodologies to obtain biomethane which can be used as a renewable alternative to substitute fossil fuel-based natural gas.
Finally, technologies that confer further value to biogas will also be considered for this Special Issue. Such emerging technologies give added value to biogas by using novel strategies that employ methanotrophs (methane-oxidizing bacteria) that bioconvert CH4 into molecules of industrial interest.
Dr. Alessandro A. Carmona-Martínez
Dr. Carmen Bartolomé Rubio
Dr. Clara Ángela Jarauta Córdoba
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- Biogas production
- Novel feedstock pretreatments
- Biohythane production
- Anaerobic digestion microbiology
- Biogas upgrading technologies
- Digestate applications
- Biogas bioconversion
- Carbon capture and utilization