Special Issue "Biomass Fuels"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: thermal treatments of fossil/biomass/waste fuels; fuel processing; carbon capture; gas turbines; metal aerosol emissions; particulate matter
The need for low-carbon fuels and energy technologies, such as biomass and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), is due to the fact that we must mitigate climate change and, therefore, deal with the emissions from power and heat generation, as well as industry and transport. Biomass offers many options for reducing the carbon intensity of these sectors and will be explored in this Special Issue on “Biomass Fuels”.
As a result of this, biofuel production continues to grow and bioenergy utilisation is thus also increasing rapidly. Despite this deployment across large and small scales, there remain a number of issues with the associated efficiency, sustainability and costs—which are openings for extensive research in this field.
This Special Issue aims to cover the technical aspects of the entire biomass fuel supply chain—from the harvesting and characterisation of biomass resources, through to their conversion and utilisation. It is therefore my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript on any of the following areas: including biomass resources, biomass processing, biofuel production, thermo-/bio-chemical treatments (incorporating combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, etc.), technology integration, emissions and BECCS. Original research and review papers are both welcome.Dr. Karen N. Finney
Dr. Leilani I. Darvell
Manuscript Submission Information
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- biomass resources
- gasification and pyrolysis
- combustion and emissions
- bioenergy with carbon capture