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Biomass Resources to Bioenergy

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 163

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Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Teknologivegen 9, 2815 Gjøvik, Norway
Interests: renewable energy; biomass; anaerobic digestion; waste treatment; environment; solid waste management; biomass conversion; sustainability; energy engineering; energy conversion
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Dear Colleagues,

Bioresources are renewable and vast, and among all the renewable resources, it is the only candidate that can be transformed into liquid fuel, mandating its suitability to replace liquid fossil fuel-based applications such as for transportation. Converting biomass resources to bioenergy typically involves processes like anaerobic digestion, fermentation, combustion, gasification and pyrolysis, which make use of a range of biomass sources spanning from energy crops and waste biomass resources to algae-based biomass. These processes operate under a variety of processing conditions—employing either heat, pressure, micro-organisms, or combinations of those, and other miscellaneous conditions. However, bioresources are still underexploited and plants or living organisms, which may have enormous potential as sustainable energy carriers and for use in biofuel production, are likely to remain undiscovered. Within this context, dedicated research on mapping biomass resources, which are relatively untapped and underutilized or yet to be utilized or genetically modified, is critical for understanding their potential toward maximizing energy conversion and to develop a future sustainable and bioeconomy framework.  

The Special Issue titled “Biomass resources to Bioenergy” particularly focuses on this aspect and solicits short and full-length research and review papers with potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Sustainable biomass production including all value chains involved;
  • Genetically modified biomass resources towards bioenergy generation;
  • Bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals production from all conversion routes (i.e., bio-chemical, thermo-chemical and mechanical processes) utilizing all kinds of biomass resources (i.e., terrestrial and algae biomass, bio-residues and bio-wastes);
  • Novel technological advancements in biomass resource based processes like bio-chemical looping combustion, torrefaction, biomass co-combustion (i.e., biomass with coal, shale oil and other fossil-based fuels) and photo- and dark fermentation;
  • Technoeconomic, environmental and safety analysis of bioenergy and biorefinery processes employing commercial and open-source software (i.e., Aspen HYSIS, MATLAB, SuperPro, HOMER, RETScreen modeling, LCA tools and similar) including various other mathematical modeling approaches;
  • Machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging approaches to predict performance and optimization of bioenergy and biorefining processes;
  • Cases and concepts revolving around hybrid, smart and future-bioenergy energy systems.

Dr. Shiplu Sarker
Guest Editor

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  • biomass resources
  • genetically modified biomass
  • bioeconomy
  • biofuels
  • bioconversion processes
  • novel bioresource technologies
  • computational analysis of bioenergy processes
  • LCA analysis of bioenergy processes
  • machine learning and AI approaches on bioenergy processes
  • bioenergy systems

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