Special Issue "Bioresources and Utilization of Biomass in Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: biomass combustion; pollutant reduction; renewable thermal energy; particulate matter formation; reduction and measurement; CFD modelling; alternative biofuels
The successful development of renewable energies is mainly determined by the use of many different energy sources. Among them, the use of bioresources (biomass) maintains a strong interest, especially dealing with direct heat generation or using intermediate by-products like syngas, biochar, hydrochar, and other special solid fuels.
The main challenges to massively increasing the use of bioresources could be summed up in three basic research areas:
- The viability study of new alternative biofuels that can guarantee a sustainable supply, especially those low-cost and low-grade biomasses with high economic competitiveness without relevant use in other markets. That point includes not only fuel utilization, but also the development of additives, for example.
- The development of new utilization or exploitation techniques (technologies) that are affordable and environmentally friendly (low emissions of intermediate products, gases, etc.). Evolution in already stablished technologies, CFD modeling optimization, use of novel deep and machine learning techniques to improve the process control, fouling and slagging reduction measurements, as well as modern active techniques for pollutant emissions reduction are hereby included.
- Lastly, all those studies and developments focused on the passive reduction of pollution produced during the thermal conversion are of great interest, too. That includes all the abatement techniques to treat gases, leachates or aerosols (particulate matter) produced all along the productive and use chain of the bioresources.
This Special Issue aims to gather all the edge research framed in any of the aforementioned categories that would help to push forward the boundaries of knowledge in the development and sustainable use of the bioresources.
Thank you for your contributions.
Prof. Dr. David Patiño
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- biofuel viability
- bioresources utilization
- emissions reduction
- particulate abatement techniques
- sustainable energy crops
- nouvelle biofuel valorization technologies
- process optimization
- biofuel characterization
- waste utilization