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Biomass Energy Usage for Sustainable Development

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2024 | Viewed by 514

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Division of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
Interests: forests and energy; biomass fuel briquettes; forest products and livelihoods; REDD+ and zero deforestation; protected area management; climate change

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Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
Interests: natural resource economics; forest resource economics and management; uncertainty and risk
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Department of Environmental Design, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 815-8540, Japan
Interests: environmental management; remote sensing; forest policy and conservation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to unveil an advanced Special Issue titled “Biomass Energy Usage for Sustainable Development” for Sustainability. We are humbled and privileged to serve as Guest Editors of this Special Issue.

Biomass is derived from a variety of sources such as plants, forest residues, agricultural crop residues, and animal dung and offers a renewable and abundant energy source that can substitute fossil fuels and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Biomass energy has diverse uses ranging from household cooking and heating to large-scale industrial heat generation and electricity production, and can even be used as a viable source of transportation fuel.

With its carbon-neutral nature, biomass energy not only helps in mitigating global warming, but also fosters sustainable residue management practices within the forestry and agriculture sectors. These residues can be effectively converted into biofuels, biogas, or used directly as biomass fuel, further enhancing the sustainable utilization of biomass energy resources.

In recent years, significant advancements have been made in the production of biofuels derived from biomass, such as ethanol and biodiesel, which can be used as viable alternatives to traditional transportation fuels, reducing the carbon footprint of the transportation sector.

Besides the environmental benefits of using biomass energy, the sustainable harvesting, processing, and utilization of readily available biomass resources presents immense opportunities for economic growth, energy independence, and improved quality of life for communities.

This Special Issue focuses on the utilization of biomass energy as a means of promoting sustainable development that spans across developed and developing countries and fosters a greener future.

Original research articles and reviews are welcome for this Special Issue. Research areas may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Sustainable forests energy.
  • Renewable biomass energy.
  • Biomass fuel briquettes.
  • Biomass energy and community livelihoods.
  • Public health and biomass energy.
  • Biomass and circular bioeconomy.
  • Efficient and sustainable biomass supply chain.
  • Technological advancements in biomass conversion processes.
  • Policy frameworks for biomass energy systems.
  • Environmental and social impacts of biomass production and utilization.
  • Challenges and opportunities associated with biomass energy usage.

We look forward to your valuable contributions to this Special Issue.

Dr. Md. Habibur Rahman
Dr. Andres I. Susaeta
Dr. S.M.A Ullah
Guest Editors

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  • biomass energy
  • residues
  • briquettes
  • renewable energy
  • biofuel
  • bioeconomy
  • supply chain
  • livelihoods

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