Advances in Renewable Energy from Biomass

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Green Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 534

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School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, 15 Broadway, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia
Interests: renewable energy; green hydrogen; circular economy

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School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, Ridgetown N0P 2C0, Canada
Interests: anaerobic digestion; biorefinery; fermentation; industrial crops; waste valorization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Renewable energy is highly essential for the decarbonization of the existing energy system to achieve net-zero emissions and sustainable development goals by 2050. Due to the continuous depletion of fossil fuels and the associated ecological and environmental problems worldwide, it is crucial to explore alternative renewable energy resources. Biomass energy could provide a sufficient amount of clean energy for society. However, numerous researchers have explored the utilization of agricultural biomass for energy production. Biomass utilization for electricity generation has seen increased adoption worldwide, highlighting its potential as a renewable energy source and an effective waste management solution. The choice of biomass is driven by recent advancements in conversion technologies, environmental benefits, improved energy security, increased employment, rural development, and the restoration of degraded lands, potentially enhancing biodiversity. Compared to other renewable energy sources, biomass is often more economical due to lower capital investment and per-unit production costs.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Agricultural biomass-based energy;
  • Horticultural biomass-based energy;
  • Modeling biomass energy;
  • Spatial distribution and transportation issues of biomass-based energy;
  • Carbon and nutrient dynamics of biomass-based energy;
  • Techno-economics of biomass-based energy potential;
  • Environmental sustainability of biomass-based energy potential;
  • Biomass gasification for hydrogen production;
  • Dark fermentation and hydrogen production;
  • Microbial electrolysis cell for hydrogen production;
  • Anaerobic digestion for biohydrogen production;
  • Biological methanation of biogas;
  • Biomass pyrolysis and environmental crises;
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for biomass-based energy;
  • Regulatory policies and issues for biomass-based renewable energy.

Dr. Mohammad Mahbub Kabir
Dr. Brandon H. Gilroyed
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • biomass
  • renewables energy
  • modeling
  • spatial distribution
  • nutrients dynamics
  • techno-economics
  • environmental sustainability
  • biomass gasification
  • dark fermentation
  • microbial electrolysis
  • anaerobic digestion
  • hydrogen production
  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • machine learning
  • regulatory policies

Published Papers

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