Special Issue "Valorization of Residues from Energy Conversion of Biomass for Advanced and Sustainable Material Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: characterization of nanoporous materials; application of nanoporous monoliths; hierarchically structured porous materials
2. Institute of Chemical Technology, Leipzig University, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Interests: thermochemical conversion of silica-rich biomass assortments
Interests: SmartBiomassHeat; Thermo-chemical conversion; Integration of Bioenergy into renewable energy systems; emission reduction; system integration of renewable energies
Interests: characterization, production and optimization of solid biofuels to reduce ash related problems during combustion and gasification as well as ash valorization
Bioenergy plays an important role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet the ambitious targets set in the Paris agreement. The potential of high-quality wood for energy production is limited, and rapid increase in wood utilization has resulted in high-quality woody material shortage in some regions. Hence, forestall and agricultural side products as well as biogenic wastes seem to be promising alternatives. One of the main challenges in the utilization of such biomasses in energy production is their higher ash content and critical composition causing operational problems and consequently rendering their thermal conversion difficult and expensive. However, valorization of residues from conversion processes can provide a secondary benefit that could compensate additional costs caused by ash-related problems.
The scope of this Special Issue is to cover the utilization options for residues (i.e., ashes and chars) from thermochemical conversion of biomass (e.g., combustion, and gasification) and their role in an emerging sustainable bio-economy. The Special Issue will include both comprehensive reviews as well as in-depth research papers. The editors welcome contributions that address applications of the remaining ashes and chars from thermochemical conversion processes as advanced and sustainable materials, e.g., in the construction industry, catalysis, adsorption of heavy metals or CO2, and energy storage. Furthermore, studies on the influence of fuel composition, chemical and thermal fuel pre-treatment processes and conversion parameters on the characteristics and the applicability of conversion residues are highly welcome. The main paper acceptance criteria are novelty, scientific and academic excellence, as well as the originality of the submitted manuscripts
Prof. Dr. Dirk Enke
Mr. Hossein Beidaghy Dizaji
Dr. Volker Lenz
Dr. Thomas Zeng
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- biomass ash valorization
- thermochemical conversion
- material applications
- pre-treatment processes
- sustainable bio-economy