Special Issue "Wood-Based Bioenergy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 20113
Interests: biomaterials; biocomposites; bioenergy; materials characterization; wood processing and valorization
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Special Issue in Journal of Composites Science: Sustainable Biocomposites, Volume II
Interests: bioresourced materials; wood valorization; biomass thermochemical conversion; biofuels; biochar/activated biochar; porous carbon materials; biofuel; byproduct applications
We invite submissions to a Special Issue of the journal Energies on the topic “Wood-Based Bioenergy”.
Today, bioenergy is of increasing interest as a renewable, environmentally friendly alternative to energy derived from fossil fuels, and it can play a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Bioenergy derived from wood is among the most important renewable energy options. It is obtained in three major types of fuel at different states: solid, liquid, and gaseous. Solid woody biofuels include wood, pellets, charcoal, biochar, torrefied biomass, and biocoke. Liquid biofuels from wood include lignocellulosic ethanol, butanol, biodiesel, and pyrolytic oil. Gaseous fuels from wood include biogas, syngas, and hydrogen. Bioenergy from wood is now used in many advanced applications, including transport, power and heat generation, electrodes for energy storage and batteries, etc. However, the use of wood for bioenergy is facing several environmental, technological, scientific, and economic issues. The sustainability and the future of wood bioenergy of all types depend on several complex variables, including the sustainability and management of harvested wood forest, competition for alternative wood or land utilization, demand and trade processes for bioenergy, the optimization of technological processes and energetic performance, competitiveness with alternative energies, complying with environmental legislation, etc.
This Special Issue aims to address the challenges and opportunities of the use of wood for bioenergy throughout the value chain from the supply to the energetic performance. We welcome original contributions regarding recent developments in wood-based bioenergy. The potential topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Issues related to wood supply for bioenergy production;
- Thermochemical wood modification and conversion for bioenergy production;
- New and advanced technologies and applications for wood-based bioenergy;
- Characterization of the energetic performance of different forms of wood-based bioenergy;
- Contribution and role of bioenergy in climate change and reduction of GHG emission.
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Koubaa
Dr. Flavia Lega Braghiroli
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- wood biomass
- wood valorization
- biofuel and biofuel applications
- advanced bioenergy applications
- wood thermochemical modification
- calorific/energetic value
- sustainability of wood bioenergy
- bioenergy and climate change and greenhouse gas emissions