Special Issue on Biomass as a Feedstock for Renewable Alternative Energy

Submission Deadline: Feb. 20, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Nasser Shalaby
      Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt
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    • Salah Hassan
      Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    • Ahmed El Naggar
      Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt
    • Radwa A. Elsalamony
      Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt
    • Wael Ahmed
      Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt
    • Abdelghaffar Dhmees
      Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt
    • Hussien Elsayed
      Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt
  • Introduction

    The global trend in the recent past is the production of green renewable fuel as an alternative for non-renewable and expensive petroleum fuels. The researchers' worldwide offer heavily devotes to develop and optimize the chemistry and technology of biomass conversion into fuel. The conversion of biomass based solid or liquid materials are achieved through gasification or pyrolysis. In gasification, the carbonaceous materials are converted into useful convenient gaseous fuels or chemical feedstock. Pyrolysis produces liquid fuels from biomass. Beside that the waste and non-edible oils can be gasified into fuel, they are also converted into biodiesel via transesterfication. Actually, biomass has many advantages as an energy feedstock: i) Unlike fossil fuel, biomass does not take millions of years to develop; ii) Plants use sunlight through photosynthesis to metabolize atmospheric carbon dioxide and grow; iii) Fossil fuels do not reproduce whereas biomass does; iv) Biomass is considered a “carbon-neutral” fuel as the burning of biomass or its derived fuel releases carbon dioxide that the plants had absorbed from the atmosphere only recently (a few years to a few hours).
    This issue will include the articles related to the using of biomass based solid agricultural wastes or others such as waste plastics and waste oils or non-edible oils as feedstock for energy production via:
    1. Pyrolysis: a) Direct pyrolysis (uncatalyzed) ; b) Catalytic pyrolysis
    2. Gasification: Optimization of chemical processing in terms of productivity and the quality of the resulting gases (SOx-free and NOx-free)
    3. Transesterfication: Production of biodiesel using different types of catalysts and conditions

    Aims and Scope:
    1. Biomass Conversion
    2. Biochemical Conversion
    3. Thermochemical Conversion
    4. Pyrolysis
    5. Effect of Catalyst
    6. Mild Pyrolysis
    7. Fast Pyrolysis
    8. Gasification
    9. NOx Precursors
    10. Hydrocracking
    11. Transesterfication
    12. Hydrogen Yield
    13. Liquefaction

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.applchem.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

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