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Biomass Production and Conversion Process for Sustainable Bioenergy

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 1968

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue comprises selected papers on the topic of Biomass Production and Conversion Process for Sustainable Bioenergy. Biomass is a renewable energy source. Effective utilization of biomass can lower carbon emissions as compared with fossil fuels. In addition, local biomass energy can also develop industry in a region.

Therefore, bioenergy development has become a vital topic in contributing to social and economic development. However, there are still barriers to effectively utilizing biomass from the perspectives of technological development, social acceptance, and understanding externalities. To understand and develop biomass energy, thus, it is important to improve and innovatively develop biomass conversion techniques and quantify the environmental and economic performance of biomass energy.

To do so, studies in multiple fields are expected, such as technological development, economic evaluation, environmental policy, education, and comparative studies. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.

We sincerely hope that this Special Issue can contribute to the development of biomass energy and other environmental friendly and economically efficient energy sources.

Prof. Dr. Tsunemi Watanabe
Dr. Reeko Watanabe
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  • biomass energy
  • renewable energy development
  • biomass conversion techniques
  • energy power generation
  • economic evaluation
  • environment and social impact
  • energy education
  • SDGs
  • sustainable society development
  • policies and regulation implications

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Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of the Micro-CCHP System with a Biomass Heat Source
by Tua Halomoan Harahap, Oriza Candra, Younis A. Sabawi, Ai Kamil Kareem, Karrar Shareef Mohsen, Ahmed Hussien Alawadi, Reza Morovati, Ehab Mahamoud Mohamed, Imran Khan and Dag Øivind Madsen
Sustainability 2023, 15(5), 4273; - 27 Feb 2023
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In this article, new multiple-production systems based on the micro-combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) cycle with biomass heat sources are presented. In this proposed system, absorption refrigeration cycle subsystems and a water softener system have been used to increase the efficiency of [...] Read more.
In this article, new multiple-production systems based on the micro-combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) cycle with biomass heat sources are presented. In this proposed system, absorption refrigeration cycle subsystems and a water softener system have been used to increase the efficiency of the basic cycle and reduce waste. Comprehensive thermodynamic modeling was carried out on the proposed system. The validation of subsystems and the optimization of the system via the genetic algorithm method was carried out using Engineering Equation Solver (EES) software. The results show that among the components of the system, the dehumidifier has the highest exergy destruction. The effect of the parameters of evaporator temperature 1, ammonia concentration, absorber temperature, heater temperature difference, generator 1 pressure and heat source temperature on the performance of the system was determined. Based on the parametric study, as the temperature of evaporator 1 increases, the energy efficiency of the system increases. The maximum values of the energy efficiency and exergy of the whole system in the range of heat source temperatures between 740 and 750 K are equal to 74.2% and 47.7%. The energy and exergy efficiencies of the system in the basic mode are equal to 70.68% and 44.32%, respectively, and in the optimization mode with the MOOD mode, they are 87.91 and 49.3, respectively. Full article
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