Special Issue "Energy and Environmental Evaluation of Biofuel and Forage Processing and Utilization Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: Renewable and sustainable energy; energy plants; agrobiomass and residues; woody biomass; solid biofuels; pressed biomass; biofuel properties; burning; harmful emissions; evaluation of technologies
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An important purpose of this Special Issue is the presentation of new and actual research results of biofuel and forage processing and utilization technologies and technique. It is also important to evaluate these technologies from an energy and environmental point of view.
Main subject areas of this issue:
- System analysis methods, including life cycle assessment and management
- Sustainable chemistry
- Sustainable utilization of resources such as land, water, atmosphere and other biological resources
- New and renewable sources of energy
- Sustainable energy preservation and regeneration methods
- Land and aquatic ecosystems maintenance and biodiversity preservation
- Effects of global climate change on development and sustainability
This Special Issue will present the results of research on plant growing, preparation, use for forage, and energy conversion processes of various herbaceous and woody plants, including the short rotation plants; the physical-mechanical, chemical and thermal characteristics of chopped and pressed plants and their residues; will investigate and determine the ash content and possibilities of ash utilization for plant fertilization, ash chemical composition and ash melting temperatures; will present the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and emissions of harmful pollutants (CO2, CO, NOx and CxHy) when plant biomass is prepared and used for energy conversion processes – incineration, gasification and pyrolysis; will carry out the full technologies of lifecycle assessment; and will present the results of energy and environmental evaluation of technologies, taking into account the economic and social aspects, and the sustainable development of people and their living quality.
This Special Issue will present state-of-the-art results for its intended purpose and will complement scientific information published in other scientific publications and journals.
Prof. Dr. Algirdas Jasinskas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Biosystems engineering
- sustainable development
- forage production
- soil processing
- solid biofuel
- energy plants
- herbaceous plants
- agricultural residues
- chemical composition
- calorific value
- life cycle assessment
- social aspects