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Sustainable Development of Biomass Energy under the Trend of Carbon Neutrality

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2024 | Viewed by 1376

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Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
Interests: biomass gasification; microwave heating; tar removal; treatment of MSW

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Guest Editor
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
Interests: biomass gasification; MILD combustion; coupling method

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Under the goal of carbon neutrality, the conversion and utilization of biomass energy have drawn increasing attention. However, the processing efficiency should be further improved to obtain higher-quality products and reduce carbon emissions. Multifield enhancing technology (i.e., electromagnetic field, photoelectric field) shows the potential to optimize biomass conversions, and is becoming a popular research topic.

The aim of this SI is to promote the R&D of biomass conversion with the assistance of multifield enhancement. Reaction pathways can be changed under multifield collaboration, and the in-depth mechanism should be revealed. The sustainability of the process, including the motivation and maintenance of the multifield, the stability of the process, and the economic and environmental benefits, should be evaluated, and these topics all lie within the scope of this SI.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcomed. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Biomass gasification/pyrolysis and product upgrading with the assistance of microwaves;
  • Biomass to hydrogen conversion via photothermal-assisted conversion;
  • Highly efficient pretreatment of biomass under multifield effect and system evaluation.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Jian Li
Prof. Dr. Beibei Yan
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • biomass gasification
  • biomass energy
  • pretreatment of biomass
  • multifield collaboration
  • microwave-assisted process

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Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Agro-Industrial Waste Mixtures for Biogas Production: An Energetically Sustainable Solution
by Diógenes Hernández, Fernando Pinilla, Ricardo Rebolledo-Leiva, Joaquín Aburto-Hole, Joaquín Díaz, Guillermo Quijano, Sara González-García and Claudio Tenreiro
Sustainability 2024, 16(6), 2565; https://doi.org/10.3390/su16062565 - 21 Mar 2024
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In a climate crisis, searching for renewable energy sources is urgent and mandatory to achieve a low-carbon society. The food industry is an attractive source for providing different organic waste with great potential for energy generation, avoiding the environmental impacts of its inadequate [...] Read more.
In a climate crisis, searching for renewable energy sources is urgent and mandatory to achieve a low-carbon society. The food industry is an attractive source for providing different organic waste with great potential for energy generation, avoiding the environmental impacts of its inadequate management at the disposal stage. This manuscript determines the feasibility of using three agro-industrial byproducts for biogas production with a mesophilic anaerobic digestion process. Three mixture samples such as tomato pulp with olive cake (TP-OC), apple pomace with olive cake (AP-OC), and tomato pulp with apple pomace (TP-AP) at a 1:1 w/w ratio were evaluated using bovine manure as inoculum. During 7 to 12 days of operation, results indicate that TP-OC achieved the highest biogas production yield with 1096 mL/L (with up to 70% methane), followed by AP-OC and TP-AP with 885 (62% methane) and 574 mL/L (69% methane), respectively. Experimentally, TP-OC consistently encompassed the highest biogas and methane production and fit the kinetic models, whereas the modified Gompertz model produced the best fit (R2 = 99.7%). This manuscript supports the preference for mixing byproducts from the agro-industrial sector rather than using them individually for biogas production. Full article
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