International Journal of Forestry Research

Forest Biomass Utilization for Biofuels and Bioproducts


Publishing date
01 May 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Nov 2011

Lead Editor

1West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA

2Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091, China

3Auburn University, AL 36849, USA

4Institute of Product Design and Manufacturing, University of West Hungary, Sopron, Hungary


Forest Biomass Utilization for Biofuels and Bioproducts

Description

Demand for biofuels and bioproducts in the world is growing due to shortage of fossil fuels, gas prices, and carbon footprint. Currently, forest biomass, the most abundant naturally occurring resources is a potentially important feedstock for the production of various forms of biofuels and bioproducts. The benefits of using biomass as feedstock include reduction of the use of nonrenewable fuels, less dependency on fossil fuels, stabilization of income in rural areas, and reduced carbon emissions to the atmosphere. However, there are still some issues for management and harvesting of forest biomass and commercialization of biofuels and bioproducts from it. Knowledge and understanding of these issues have led to the development of technology and policies.

We invite investigators or authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the forest biomass management, site and environmental impacts, processing, handling, and logistics, preprocessing and conversion technologies of biofuels and bioproducts from forest biomass as well as applications of biofuels and bioproducts. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in sustainable forest management for optimizing production of forest biomass and ecosystem services (with distinctive reference to biodiversity and soil conservation)
  • Recent developments in forest carbon management and biomass utilization for biofuels and bioproducts
  • Recent developments in forest biomass processing, handling, and logistics
  • Latest feedstock preprocessing and conversion technologies of biofuels and bioproducts
  • Policy and economics analysis of forest biomass utilization for biofuels, and bioproducts, including its impact on ecosystem services

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijfr/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 656834
  • - Editorial

Forest Biomass Utilization for Biofuels and Bioproducts

Jingxin Wang | Shirong Liu | ... | Levente Denes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 256141
  • - Research Article

Opinions of Forest Managers, Loggers, and Forest Landowners in North Carolina regarding Biomass Harvesting Guidelines

Diane Fielding | Frederick Cubbage | ... | Christopher Moorman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 759521
  • - Research Article

Nontraditional Use of Biomass at Certified Forest Management Units: Forest Biomass for Energy Production and Carbon Emissions Reduction in Indonesia

Asep S. Suntana | Kristiina A. Vogt | ... | Ravindra S. Upadhye
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 891798
  • - Research Article

Biomass, Carbon and Nitrogen Distribution in Living Woody Plant Parts of Robinia pseudoacacia L. Growing on Reclamation Sites in the Mining Region of Lower Lusatia (Northeast Germany)

Ansgar Quinkenstein | Dirk Pape | ... | Reinhard F. Hüttl
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 529829
  • - Research Article

Wood Volume Production and Use of 10 Woody Species in Semiarid Zones of Northeastern Mexico

Rahim Foroughbakhch | Artemio Carrillo Parra | ... | Ma Luisa Cardenas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 302014
  • - Research Article

Production Costs and Markets for Pellet Chips: Case Studies in Northern Sweden

Gunnar Eriksson | Dimitris Athanassiadis | ... | Urban Bergsten
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 703970
  • - Research Article

Effect of Removal of Woody Biomass after Clearcutting and Intercropping Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) with Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) on Rodent Diversity and Populations

Matthew M. Marshall | Kristen E. Lucia | ... | Matina C. Kalcounis-Rueppell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 217402
  • - Research Article

The High Input of Soil Organic Matter from Dead Tree Fine Roots into the Forest Soil

Hans Å. Persson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 363058
  • - Review Article

Cogasification of Coal and Biomass: A Review

J. S. Brar | K. Singh | ... | S. Kumar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 436537
  • - Research Article

Aboveground Forest Biomass Estimation with Landsat and LiDAR Data and Uncertainty Analysis of the Estimates

Dengsheng Lu | Qi Chen | ... | David Saah
International Journal of Forestry Research
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