Special Issue "Methods and New Technologies for Wood Modification"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2021.
Interests: natural composite material; biorefenery process; new products; forest and agriculture residue; wood; wood modification
Interests: biomaterials; nanomaterials; polysaccharide; lignin; biorefinery; green chemistry
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Special Issue in Molecules: Biorefineries
Forests offer a wide range of biomasses (wood and non-wood), in addition to intangible cultural and ecological benefits, and require sustainable forest management practices. Therefore, in an effort for smart silvicultural reforestation and cutting plans, we need an intelligent forest product chain that will enable the exploitation of all biomasses, timber in particular.
Wood biomass is currently used in many different value chains, from wood-based products and materials to biochemical and bioenergy, and various industrial sectors. However, despite the growing attention of previous years, the cascade usage of this bioresource has not yet been optimized.
In this Special Issue we aim to present the most recent developments in the field of biomass valorization, with a particular focus on wood. The overall objective of this issue is to extend the lifespan of different bio-sourced materials so that the carbon fixed in their structure will be kept as long as possible, before it inevitably goes back into the air as carbon dioxide.
Extending the service life of bio-based products is, at present, the best way to fight climate change. It also has the advantage of reducing the need for other materials. Therefore, in this collection, we encourage submissions dealing with the following topics:
New applications for bio-based forest products;
Thermal modifications of bioresources;
Wood modification and preservation;
Environmental impact of wood modification;
Life cycle assessments and circular economy studies.
Prof. Rodrigo Llano-Ponte Alvarez
Dr. Jalel Labidi
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1800 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.
- Bio-based forest products
- Wood modification
- Wood preservation