Special Issue "Advances in the Green Circular Economy: Forest and Agriculture Industry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.
Interests: wood procurement; bioeconomy; energy wood harvesting; forest industry logistics; wood supply chains; wood energy production control systems
Interests: forest operations; energy efficiency; carbon emissions; climate change; forest damage; forest energy resources
The use of primary resources has been increased due to the improvement of economies. However, renewable resources are commonly undermanaged in industry. In addition, rapid development of renewable energy technologies and strict regulations on carbon emissions accelerate the development of sustainable systems, but the complexity of their management has increased. As a result, sustainable use of resources is becoming mandatory for the development of current economies in a viable way, in order to avoid global carbon emissions and climate warming. Hence, changing the form of industrialization can be viewed as a real opportunity. The main solution suggested is the so-called “Green Circular Economy”. This theory has been developed in order to encourage change in the general behavior of public policies, introducing management plans to recover circular materials. Papers selected for this Special Issue will focus on original research and reviews regarding the principle of the Green Circular Economy in industry. Sustainability and sustainable development cover environmental, social, and economic dimensions and require a multidisciplinary approach in order to examine and critically engage with issues and advances in these and related areas. In addition to covering the sustainable development, other areas are covered, including renewable energy self-sufficiency, energy return-on-investment, reducing the energy consumption and improving efficiencies, governance and sustainability, sustainability assessment and policies, and remote sensing for sustainable management of land and biodiversity. In this framework, studies concerning the sustainable use of forest and agriculture resources are welcome in the form of both specialized and interdisciplinary manuscripts. This Special Issue solicits theoretical, application-oriented, experimental, and real-world research to demonstrate the advances in the industrial applications toward sustainable management. This will also bring the opportunity to promote research trends of carbon neutral industry.
Prof. Dr. Teijo Palander
Dr. Kalle Kärhä
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable development
- environmental impact
- industrial eco-innovation
- corporate social responsibility
- sustainable engineering and optimization
- process control and monitoring
- renewable energy systems and management