Special Issue "Sustainable Development of Waste towards Green Growth"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
Interests: biochemicals; biofuels; biopolymers; close-loop processes; feed and food ingredients; process optimization; waste management
Interests: thermal treatment; gasification; pyrolysis; combustion; system analysis; energy efficiency; exergy efficiency; reaction kinetics; reactions mechanisms; waste treatment; sustainable development; waste refinery
Interests: bioeconomy; biofuels; biomass conversion; biomethane; bioethanol; lingnocellulosic biomass; pretreatment; renewable transport fuels
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Interests: waste valorization; biofuels; biomass transformation; biochemicals; techno-economic assessments; reactor engineering; catalysis
Various research strategies have been investigated (a few of which have been implemented) for the conversion of municipal and industrial low-value substrates (sidestreams, residuals, and wastes) into a range of value-added products. This has been in line with global awareness of the need for a paradigm shift from an unbalanced linear economy to a circular bioeconomy to attain green growth. Its success is dependent on the increased rate at which the nutrients present in low-value substrates are recovered in the form of, for example, biofuels, biochemicals, and feed and food that society needs. This Special Issue aims to gather recent cutting-edge research approaches towards the valorization of low-value substrates, including:
- Biological (aerobic and anaerobic methods) and energy-recovery (e.g., gasification, pyrolysis) strategies;
- Strategy integration towards a wide range of value-added products, energy efficiency, etc.;
- Techno-economic analysis and life-cycle assessment of potential valorization processes.
Prof. Dr. Tobias Richards
Prof. Dr. Timo Kikas
Prof. Dr. Jorge Mario Marchetti
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- biological strategies
- energy recovery strategies
- energy efficiency
- green growth
- strategy integration
- techno-economic analysis
- value-added products