Special Issue "20th CIRIAF National Congress – Sustainable Development and Preservation of Environment and Human Health"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: Renewable energy; bioenergy; biofuels; biochemicals; lignocellulosic ethanol; biomass processes, polygeneration
CIRIAF (the Inter-University Research Centre on Pollution and Environment “Mauro Felli)” is a research centre based out of the University of Perugia, which promotes interdisciplinary and international research activities in the fields of environmental pollution, as well as its health and socio-economic effects, sustainable development, renewable and alternative energy, energy planning, and sustainable mobility. More than one hundred professors from about 20 different Italian and foreign universities are involved in the activities of the centre.
The CIRIAF National Congress, at its twentieth edition in 2020, collected the research activities of hundreds of scientists—fifty papers were presented during the congress and divided into the following sessions, which also involved four national research projects:
- Methane recovery and carbon dioxide disposal in natural gas hydrate reservoirs
- Development and promotion of levulinic acid and carboxilate platforms by the formulation of novel and advanced PHA-based biomaterials and their exploitation for 3D printed green-electronic applications (VISION)
- Biofeedstock: “Development of integrated technology platforms for the biomass residues valorisation”
- Environmental, economic, and social sustainability
- Circular economy models and innovative integrated pathways
- BIOmasses Circular Holistic Economy APproach to EneRgy equipments (BIO-CHEAPER)
- Renewable energies and sustainable plants
- Sustainable buildings and bio-architecture
- Territory strategic planning.
The Special Issue will include only the papers presented at the congress and selected by the scientific committee, and after successfully finalizing the peer revision process of the journal.
Dr. Gianluca Cavalaglio
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable development
- Renewable energies
- Biomass and biofuels
- Sustainable buildings