Special Issue on Biofuels Conversion via Thermal Process

Submission Deadline: Jun. 25, 2020

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

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Lajili Marzouk
      Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
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    • Fouzi Tabet
      The German Biomass Research Centre DBFZ of Liepzig, Leipzig, Germany
    • Ajmia Chouchene
      High School of Sciences and Technology of Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
    • Dr. Ramya Ganesan
      Chemistry, St.Joseph’s Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
  • Introduction

    For the last few decades, there is a growing interest in renewable energies, including solar (heat/photovoltaic), wind, geothermal, biomass and sea waves energies. An important motivation for this interest is related to the consequences of our reliance on fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal) with detrimental effects of climate warming and its devastating effects (e.g. species extinction, major weather disasters). It is well known that the equilibrium of the ecosystem on earth is based on three cycles; the carbon, nitrogen and water cycles. Hence, the biomass resources defined as all sorts of energies, having solar energy at their origin and converted by photosynthesis in green plants, emerges as a viable alternative to fossil fuels, helping in the mitigation of the enduring effects of the reliance on fossil fuels. Such biofuels generally undergo many thermal treatments to enhance their Physico-chemical properties and to convert them into secondary forms of energies such as heat and/or electricity or other sources of energy such as syngas.
    The topic of this Special Issue is the investigation of biofuels in all states; solid, liquid and gas respectively. The main goal after is their conversion via thermal degradation such as torrefaction, pyrolysis, combustion, gasification. Topics of special interest include:
    • Solid biofuels (pellets, briquettes, logs, , chars, etc.) for energy recovery
    • Biodiesel, bioethanol and methane production for energy recovery
    • Syngas production and its applications


    Aims and Scope:

    1. Biomass
    2. Biofuels
    3. Torrefaction
    4. Pyrolysis
    5. Combustion
    6. Gasification

  • 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.jeece.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

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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