Deadline Approaching for Special Journal Issue on Biomass Energy

May 26, 2017


The guest editors of an upcoming special issue of the ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology are currently accepting manuscripts covering recent developments in biomass energy research. The deadline to submit a paper for the special issue is July 1.

The special journal issue, which is scheduled to be published in April 2018, will focus on recent advances in the fundamentals and applications of biomass energy. Derived from the organic matter of plants and animals, biomass energy is an alternative fuel source with the potential to help meet global energy needs without negatively impacting the environment, since it is renewable, plentiful, carbon-neutral and low in nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. 

The special issue will concentrate on the fundamentals and applications of biomass energy with respect to recent advances in resource characteristics, conversion processes, reaction properties, and utilization systems. The guest editors are seeking papers addressing a range of topics, including properties of biomass fuels, bio-gas, bio-oil, bio-char and bio-chemicals; combustion properties of biomass fuels and products; burning speed, flammability limit, autoignition conditions; gasification characteristics of biomass fuels and products; utilization of biomass fuels and products; experimental and simulation of biomass conversion technologies, processes and systems; optimization design for biomass conversion processes and systems; and upgrading of biomass fuels and products.


The guest editors for the special issue are Ashwani K. Gupta of the University of Maryland, Oronzio Manca of Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Gongnan Xie of Northwestern Polytechnical University, Haochun Zhang of Harbin Institute of Technology, and Yaning Zhang of the University of Minnesota.

Manuscripts for the “Special Issue on Recent Advances in Fundamentals and Applications of Biomass Energy,” which should be no longer than 9,000 words and nine pages in length, should be submitted by July 1 through the ASME Journals Digital Submission Site at Authors should select “Energy Resources Technology” from the list of journals on the left side of the page, and then select the Special Issue “04/2018-BioEnergy.”

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