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Special Issue "Biomass and Plastic Waste Pyrolysis and Catalytic Processes for Bioenergy Resource Production"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 66

Special Issue Editors

Institute for Sustainable Industries and Livable Cities, Victoria University Melbourne, P.O. Box 14428, Melbourne 8001, Australia
Interests: biomass and waste valorization; sustainable packaging; solid waste management; hydrogen production; thermochemical conversion processes; environmental emissions control; wastewater treatment
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Department of Chemical Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
Interests: nanoporous materials; heterogeneous catalysis; photocatalysis; chemical reaction engineering; surface science; solar fuels; clean energy; thermochemical conversion processes; waste management
Faculty of Integrated Technologies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong, Brunei Darussala, Bandar Seri Begawan BE1410, Brunei
Interests: biomass and waste valorization; catalytic pyrolysis; biorefinery; renewable energy; circular bioeconomy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue “Biomass and Plastic Waste Pyrolysis and Catalytic Processes for Bioenergy Resource Production” is dedicated to publishing the progress and knowledge on the biomass and plastic waste pyrolysis and the development of catalytically supported processes for sustainable energy production. Biomass and plastic waste are abundantly available waste resources which are economically viable to produce bioenergy via the application of various conversion processes. However, the inferior properties and limitations of biomass-derived biofuels for their usage in modern energy applications are still a considerable challenge for researchers and industry. The application of catalysis and catalytic conversion processes have been identified to produce biofuels with better properties and significant research progress is being made in this area. With the fact that several countries have set ambitious targets to minimize the landfill based waste management of these wastes, their recovery for bioenergy production can be of great economic and environmental benefits and development of economically viable biofuels would be a key breakthrough to achieving sustainable development goals. Taking all of this into consideration, this special issue is aimed to provide an opportunity to share and disseminate new ideas in these areas with the publication of original research and review papers to advance the knowledge in the relevant fields.

Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed
Dr. Murid Hussain
Dr. Muhammad Saifullah Abu Bakar
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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • solid waste management
  • recovery from organic and plastic wastes
  • catalysis for bioenergy production
  • catalytic pyrolysis
  • gasification
  • thermochemical conversion processes

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