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Biowaste for Biofuel, Chemical and Biochar Production

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A4: Bio-Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2019) | Viewed by 246

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Environment, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: raw materials; solid waste mechanical-physical processing; recycling; multi- and hyperspectral imaging; quality control
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials & Environment, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: waste recycling; urban mining; sustainable use of resources; applications of hyperspectral imaging and other sensing techniques
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Waste production and handling currently represents a key issue, and bio-waste represents a major problem due to the intrinsic characteristics of this product and due to the subsequent handling/processing strategies that need to be applied in order to fully develop and apply “closed-loop technical and biological cycles”. This concept, often described as CtoC (i.e. cradle-to-cradle), is not always practically easy to apply, despite the large amount of literature. This is particularly important with reference to bio-waste, which if not properly handled leads to greenhouse gas emissions, leaching and sanitary problems. On the other hand, bio-waste can represent a formidable source of renewable energy production, as well as for the production of new products ranging from organic fertilizers, bio-pesticides, bioplastics, biochar, etc. This Special Issue is addressed at exploring all these possibilities, providing a practical and comprehensive forum to exchange novel research approaches and implementation specifically addressed to bio-fuel, chemical and biochar production resulting from bio-waste products of different sources and origins.

The Special Issue encompasses theoretical, analytical, empirical research, comprehensive reviews of relevant research, conceptual frameworks, and case studies of effective applications in this area. Furthermore, the submission of contributions describing innovative strategies, both in terms of bio-waste handling and quality control actions applied to the resulting products is particularly encouraged.

Prof. Giuseppe Bonifazi
Prof. Silvia Serranti
Guest Editors

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  • waste production
  • bio-waste
  • circular economy
  • green energy
  • energy saving
  • carbon reduction
  • biofuel
  • chemical and biochar production
  • quality control

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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