Special Issue "International Symposium on Functional Biomass-Derived Carbon Materials (GreenCarbon 2020)"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Chemical Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Joan J. Manyà
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Guest Editor
Chemical & Environmental Engineering Department, University of Zaragoza, crta. De curate s/n, 22071 Huesca (Spain)
Interests: biochar; biomass-derived carbons; adsorption; electrochemical energy storage; heterogeneous catalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The primary aim of this Special Issue is to increase dissemination of the research activities conducted within the GreenCarbon European Training Network (project H2020-MSCA-ITN-721991), including the final conference held in Zaragoza (9-12th March 2021) and entitled International Symposium on Functional Biomass-Derived Carbon Materials (GreenCarbon 2020). The most relevant contributions from attendees to this event (from both inside and outside the framework of the abovementioned research project) are expected to be submitted.

The topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Production and characterization of biomass-derived carbons through thermochemical processes;
  • Synthesis of biomass-derived porous carbons (and composites) and their application in adsorption, catalysis and electrochemical energy storage;
  • Biomass-derived carbons for soil conditioning (biochar) and related environmental benefits;
  • Other emerging applications of biomass-derived carbons (e.g., in direct carbon fuel cells, as reductants in metallurgical industry, in cementitious composites, carbon quantum dots, etc.).

We look forward to your submission.

Prof. Dr. Joan J. Manyà
Guest Editor

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  • biomass-derived carbons
  • thermochemical conversion of biomass
  • activation and functionalization of carbons
  • adsorption on porous carbons
  • heterogeneous carbon-based catalysts
  • electrochemical energy storage
  • biochar for soil amendment and environmental benefits

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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