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Special Issue "New Frontiers in Biochar Application"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 838

Special Issue Editors

Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Polytechnic of Turin, 10129 Turin, Italy
Interests: biochar; carbon materials; composites; electrical characterization
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Prof. Dr. Kua Harn Wei
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Department of Building School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119077, Singapore
Interests: biochar; cement composites
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Ithaka Institute for Carbon Strategies, CH-1974 Arbaz, Switzerland
Interests: biochar; agricultural engineering; ecology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainability will drive our choices in the near future. Indeed, the quest for sustainability is already starting to transform the competitive landscape, which will force companies to change the ways in which they think about products, technologies, processes, and business models. The key to progress, particularly in times of economic crisis, is innovation. In this scenario, researchers have a key role to play.

Biochar, a biomass-derived carbon material, has been demonstrated to be a possible material for promoting sustainability in different fields—from composite production, where biochar is used as an ecofriendly alternative to oil-derived carbon materials, to the use of biochar in all the fields where other carbon materials are used.

The respect for our world implores researchers to promote new avenues in their research fields orientated to finding ecofriendly solutions for new generations. Reducing oil addiction using new materials and promoting the reuse and transformation of waste materials will help in this regard. In recent years, biochar has been presented as a possible key material for application in these fields. Biochar is derived from waste biomasses and is used as a substitute for oil-derived carbon materials in several applications.

This Special Issue aims to:

  1. Explore all the new possible applications in the field of biochar. In particular, we will accept papers where biochar is the key factor for innovative applications that promote sustainability.
  2. Provide an up-to-date picture of the recent advances and outstanding innovations in the field of biochar applications. Studies in different fields where biochar is the main actor will be reported.

Dr. Mauro Giorcelli
Dr. Mattia Bartoli
Prof. Dr. Kua Harn Wei
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Schmidt
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • biochar
  • carbon materials
  • composites
  • biochar production

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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