Special Issue "Residual Biomass Conversion to Bioenergy"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Bio-Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Biagio Morrone
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Via Roma 29, Aversa (CE) 81031, Italy
Interests: energy; energy conversion; chemical engineering; renewable energy technologies; thermal engineering; energy engineering; engineering thermodynamics; heat exchangers; energy saving; biogas, biofuels

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Biomasses represent valuable renewable resources which can be conveniently used to cope with the energy problem and, at the same time, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Residual biomass feedstock is widely available everywhere in the world and could be effectively used to recover not only energy but also biofuels and biomaterials.

Using residual biomasses has the double benefit of reducing the amount of waste allocated for landfills and at the same time decreasing the request for fossil fuels, thus reducing the greenhouse gases, as well as the pollutant emissions. Biomass can therefore provide a renewable energy source exploitable now and in the near future, able to improve the economy and energy security with a sustainable approach.

The different chemical and physical composition of biomass requires thermochemical, biochemical or physical–chemical conversion pathway processes to directly obtain energy or extract biofuels and biomaterials.

This Special Issue is aimed at gathering researchers working on biomass topics from different fields to discuss scientific, technical, economic, and environmental issues arising from the use of biomass resources.

Thus, we strongly invite authors to submit papers dealing with innovative technical issues, but also reviews, case studies, and analytical and assessment papers focused on the sustainable use of residual biomasses.

Prof. Dr. Biagio Morrone
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biomass
  • residual biomasses
  • lignocellulosic biomass
  • biogas
  • biofuels
  • biomaterials
  • anaerobic fermentation
  • pyrolysis
  • gasification
  • combustion
  • well-to-wheel analysis
  • LCA analysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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