Special Issue "Hydrothermal Technology in Biomass, Utilization & Conversion II"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. David Chiaramonti
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ReCord – Renewable Energy Consortium for Research and Demonstration and Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 40, Florence, Italy
Interests: hydrothermal carbonization and liquefaction; pyrolysis; biocrude upgrading; biochar and biochar-derived products chararacterization and use; bio and thermochemical process integration; biofuels and biopoducts
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Prof. Dr. Andrea Kruse
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Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Conversion Technologies of Biobased Resources, Universität Hohenheim / University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: hydrothermal carbonization; carbon materials; platform-chemicals from biomass; nutrient recovery; hydrothermal conversion; hydrothermal liquefaction; hydrothermal gasification; hydrothermal pretreatment
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Dr. Ing. Marco Klemm
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DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH, Leipzig, Germany
Interests: hydrothermal processes for solid and liquid products for different applications (e.g. solid fuel, carbon materials, liquid fuels, chemicals); balance, technical assessment and optimization of hydrothermal process; implementation of hydrothermal processes in provision chains; assessment of feedstock concerning application in hydrothermal processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The possibility of converting biomass into fuels and products through wet processes is becoming more and more attractive, as new feedstock and applications are appearing on the scene of bioeconomy and bioenergy. Hydrothermal processing of various type of biomass, waste and residues thus rised the interest of many researchers and companies around the world, together with downstream upgrading processes and technologies: solid products as biochar, for instance, or liquid ones as crude bioliquids, are finding new market opportunities in circular economy schemes. The Special Issue aims at collecting recent innovative research works in the field, from basic to applied research, as well as pilot industrial applications/demo. The outcome will constitute a valuable set of references for those investing time and effort in research in the field.

Prof. Ing. David Chiaramonti
Prof. Dr. Andrea Kruse
Dr. Ing. Marco Klemm
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Hydrothermal Processing
  • Liquefaction
  • Carbonisation
  • Biochar
  • Biofuels
  • Bioproducts
  • Biochemicals

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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