Biomass for Sustainability: Resource, Technology Conversion and Energy Management
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Interests: nearly zero-energy buildings; building sector; biomass; bioenergy; rural development
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The decarbonization of all sectors is essential in addressing the global challenge of climate change. Bioenergy can contribute to replacing our current dependence on fossil fuels and offers significant possibilities in many conventional and advanced applications from power to heating and cooling installations. Energy systems in the building and industrial sectors can convert biomass to other usable forms of energy and improve energy performance. Moreover, bioenergy sustainability means energy can be continued or prolonged for an extended period of time.
Further research is needed in order to develop better green energy production methods and new procedures to evaluate and valorize biomass in a circular economy context. Some of the most critical bottlenecks to increase the use of bioenergy are energy conversion and management from resource to final energy. The countries where this source is strengthened can achieve security of energy supply and energy independence. In addition, biomass boilers and biomass district heating systems are interesting options to achieve nearly zero-energy buildings, contributing the needed biomass harvesting to rural development and to improve resource planning and distribution.
The focus of this Special Issue will be to publish a comprehensive overview and in-depth technical research papers addressing recent progress in biomass-based systems and innovative applications. Therefore, this Special Issue will cover but is not limited to the following topics:
• Approach of energy application of biomass in power systems, especially in combined heat and power systems;
• Bioenergy simulation using available or newly developed advanced systems;
• Development and application of biofuels as an alternative to fossil fuels;
• Implementation of biorefineries and new bioenergy systems;
• Achievement of nearly zero-energy buildings using bioenergy;
• Biomass for sustainable rural development;
• Research of bioenergy implementation by thermal systems.
Original papers related to the above topics, including case studies, methodologies, applied developments, and the current state of emerging technologies in this field, are highly encouraged. The breadth of coverage ranges from innovative technologies and systems to the economic, environmental, and energy impact of the use of this energy source.
Assoc. Prof. Luis M. López-Ochoa
Assist. Prof. José P. Paredes-Sánchez
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- thermal system
- power system
- energy management
- rural development