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Advances in Waste and Biomass Management and Valorization

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 June 2023) | Viewed by 2213

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Hsien Hui Khoo
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Institute of Sustainability for Chemicals, Energy and Environment, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 627833, Singapore
Interests: LCA; plastic recycling; waste management
New Energy Science and Engineering Department, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia, Sepang 43900, Malaysia
Interests: life cycle assessment and life cycle costing; energy optimization; solid waste management; green building; health–economic–environment well-being nexus
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Dear Colleagues,

Global concerns on climate-related sustainability issues are on the rise. Along with the quest of finding efficient solutions for improved recycling methods for various types of waste materials, the emphasis on carbon footprint (CF) measurements has become an essential approach to determine potential GHG reduction benefits. A better environmental performance of waste recycling and management can be obtained in many ways:  enhanced productivity of recycling operations, converting waste to valuable materials, using renewable energy in waste treatment, and many more.

The recommended way to systematically and scientifically evaluate the carbon footprint—and the overall environmental performance of waste and recycling methods—is the use of the life cycle assessment (LCA). To determine the overall CF of waste treatment activities, the LCA methodology plays a crucial role by considering within its system boundaries the stages involved in waste recycling and management.

Dr. Hsien Hui Khoo
Prof. Dr. Pau Loke Show
Dr. Kok Sin Woon
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • LCA
  • waste recycling
  • waste management
  • biomass management
  • waste-to-energy
  • carbon footprint

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Exploring the Pivotal Significance of Microalgae-Derived Sustainable Lipid Production: A Critical Review of Green Bioenergy Development
Energies 2023, 16(1), 531; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16010531 - 03 Jan 2023
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The persistent fight against global environmental threats and energy catastrophe is currently a major concern for the economic development of bioenergy across the entire country. Hence, traditional fuel-based reserves are overburdened to cope with the rapid energy crisis, necessitating an urgent need for [...] Read more.
The persistent fight against global environmental threats and energy catastrophe is currently a major concern for the economic development of bioenergy across the entire country. Hence, traditional fuel-based reserves are overburdened to cope with the rapid energy crisis, necessitating an urgent need for an innovative carbon-neutral green-energy resource. In order to address these critical bottlenecks, microalgae with incredible metabolic versatility have paved the way for a pivotal attention towards sustainable biofuel production. However, due to high operational costs and low lipid productivity, the microalgae-based biofuel resource is still in its infancy. As a result, this problem can be overcome by incorporating engineered microalgal strains which can pave the way for significant lipid augmentation for biofuel production. Thus, our current review depicts an in-depth understanding of a multi-omics approach to microalgae, the broad scope of self-sustaining microalgae cultivation, lipid-extraction strategies, and conversion processes to improve economic commercialization in the bioenergy framework. The present review also provides a detailed analysis of the international and national status of bioenergy development by several federal agencies. Full article
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