Special Issue "Feature Papers in Fuels"
A special issue of Fuels (ISSN 2673-3994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: biomass to energy; waste to energy; pyrolysis; gasification; pyrolysis-reforming to hydrogen; hydrodynamics of fluidized and spouted bed reactors; catalytic processes for waste valorization
This Special Issue of Fuels will comprise a collection of high-quality papers published free of charge in open access form by Editorial Board members and authors invited by the Editorial Office and the Editor-in-Chief. The papers should be review papers or long research papers with a full and detailed summary of the authors’ work completed so far.
Prof. Dr. Martin Olazar
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. Fuels is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1000 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.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Evaluating the Efficiency of Biogas Production from Organic Wastes: Integrating Concepts of Circular Economy
Authors: J. García Cascallana; R. González; X. Gómez
Affiliation: University of León
Abstract: The treatment of organics wastes is a crucial activity to avoid environmental pollution but it also has become in recent years an alternative for the recovery of nutrients, closing economy loops and obtaining energy from residual streams. Thus, the concept of any economic activity has also immersed sustainability issues which in turn gives rise to the definition of circular economy. However, when dealing with organics, several points should be addressed as it is the dispersed location of these residues, their low energy content, the presence of inhibitory compounds among others. Anaerobic digestion is a mature technology widely applied in several countries for the treatment or biodegradable wastes and several pre-treatment alternatives have been developed in an attempt to increase the efficiency of the process and therefore increase biogas yields. In the present manuscript, the conversion of different waste materials into biogas is reviewed along with the efficiency of conversion when pre-treaments are applied.