Special Issue "Combining Waste Treatment with Biofuels/Bioenergy Production"

A special issue of Fuels (ISSN 2673-3994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2023 | Viewed by 169

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jorge Costa
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Guest Editor
Higher Institute of Education and Sciences (ISEC Lisboa), 1750-142 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: bioenergy; biomass production; energy crops; phytoremediation; wastewater treatment
Dr. Ana Luisa Fernando
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), NOVA University Lisbon, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: biomass production; energy crops; biomass feedstocks; bio-plastics; waste management
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the instability of some of the countries that supply fossil resources, we have been witnessing successive increases in the prices of sraw materials and, especially, of finished goods, specifically fuel. These price increases as well as the association of fuel with climate change has resulted in the mobilization of the international community to achieve the development and increased use of renewable energy sources. However, the production of renewable energy tends to be focused on the production of electricity through the use of wind and solar resources, but the production of this energy is intermittent, and its consumption is immediate and only has the possibility of small-scale storage. In this regard, the production of biofuels constitutes an alternative to fossil fuels given that their production is not intermittent and they can be stored on a large scale for future use. Biofuels also have the advantage of not requiring significant modifications to energy conversion systems, making it possible to maintain the current conversion systems. Since the production of biofuels, whether by first- or second-generation conversion, is limited by agricultural production and cropland availability, it is paramount to find other ways of producing biofuels that do not compete for land with food crops. The use of bio-waste can represent a very significant resource that can be ued to increase the production of biofuels, ensuring the stability of the supply chain.

Dr. Jorge Costa
Dr. Ana Luisa Fernando
Guest Editors

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  • waste to energy
  • biofuel production
  • energy transition
  • waste recovery
  • supply chain security
  • biofuel production using marginal lands

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