Special Issue "Waste-to-Energy Technology Integrated with Carbon Capture"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mario Ditaranto
Guest Editor
SINTEF Energy Research, Dept Energy Proc, N-7465 Trondheim, Norway
Interests: combustion; energy; CO2 capture
Dr. Mathieu Lucquiaud
Co-Guest Editor
University of Edinburgh,UK
Interests: energy storage; carbon capture
Dr. Juliana Monteiro
Co-Guest Editor
TNO (Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research), SPES Department, NL-2628 CA Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: CO2 capture; CO2 utilization; gas treatment; chemical absorption; process optimization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The prospective of achieving the climate targets without the use of carbon-negative solutions has now become remote, let alone without the use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) from point emissions. Decarbonization of the industrial sector without the implementation of CCS is rather limited, and the potential is enormous. The waste-to-energy sector represents a golden opportunity as a first mover, as it affects the CO2 budget of municipalities and offers the potential for negative emissions in an eventually profitable scheme if negative emission legislation comes in place. It is an industry in full growth in all parts of the world, and is not subject to delocalization, making long-term investments a lesser risk. The integration of carbon capture technologies in the waste-to-energy sector is in its early stages. The first large-scale plant is in operation in Duiven (The Netherlands), with an installed capacity of 100 ktCO2/y which is delivered to the greenhouse market as growth booster, avoiding the use of natural gas. In Norway, the Netherlands, and Japan, pilot and demo plants are breaking ground and the industry is in need of research results and validation to pursue its efforts. In this Special Issue we intend to gather a compendium of studies pertaining to all aspects of capturing CO2 from the combustion of municipal and industrial wastes, its legal, political, and administrative aspects, and its transport obstacles from near-city sites. We welcome you to join us and submit your latest first-class research on these topics.

Dr. Mario Ditaranto
Dr. Mathieu Lucquiaud
Dr. Juliana Monteiro
Guest Editors

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  • Waste-to-energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • Municipal and industrial waste
  • CO2 capture technologies
  • Carbon-negative/removal technologies
  • BioEnergy with CCS (BECCS, BioCCS)
  • Legal issues of negative CO2 accounting
  • Policies, incentives, and public acceptance of CCS
  • CO2 transport logistics near cities
  • CO2 utilization in the waste-to-energy sector

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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