Special Issue "Energy Production from Biomass Valorization"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Ilona Sárvári Horváth
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Guest Editor
Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, University of Borås, 501 90 Borås, Sweden
Interests: utilization of different biomass feedstock; pretreatment technologies; bioethanol and biogas production; biomaterials, bioenergy, and biofuels
Dr. Cigdem Yangin-Gomec
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Guest Editor
Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Interests: design of anaerobic systems and microbial identification; biogas recovery from organic wastes; sludge treatment, management, and disposal
Dr. Carlos Martín
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, S-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: biorefineries; lignocellulosic materials; biomass pretreatment; lignocellulose bioconversion; cellulosic ethanol; wood chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Renewable energy production has gained increasing interest and will play an important role in our pursuit to achieve a carbon neutral future.

Over the years, biomass has become an alternative energy source with great potential to be both reliable and consistent. Although various biomass sources (e.g., agricultural and lignocellulosic residues, livestock manure, domestic and industrial wastes) are widely available, the development and implementation of economically feasible valorization techniques to convert biomass into valuable fuels, products, chemicals, and materials remains challenging. This has highlighted the constant need for seeking novel technologies in order to economize these processes.

This Special Issue of Energies aims to collect original research, review, or shorter perspective articles on all aspects related to biological, thermo, and catalytic routes for the conversion of various types of biomass feedstock to renewable energy. Emphasis will be given to the most up-to-date pretreatment/treatment technologies and valorization processes.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  • Combustion
  • Gasification
  • Pyrolysis
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Pretreatment
  • Fermentation
  • Biodiesel production
  • Furan biofuels
  • Hydrothermal liquefaction

Prof. Ilona Sárvári Horváth
Dr. Cigdem Yangin-Gomec
Dr. Carlos Martín
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • biomass valorization
  • pretreatment
  • biomethanization
  • biofuels
  • biorefinery
  • syngas
  • hydrolysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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