The Scientific World Journal

Bioenergy and its Environmental Impacts


Publishing date
19 Dec 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2014

Lead Editor

1Guangdong Institute of Eco-Environmental and Soil Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China

2School of the Environment, Jiangsu University, 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang 212013, China

3School of Civil 8 Environmental Engineering and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

4School of Environment 8 Energy, Peking University, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518055, China


Bioenergy and its Environmental Impacts

Description

Energy and environments are essential constituents to our daily life and a way forward for our sustainable development. The reality of dwindling supply of fossil fuels leads to the exploitation of renewable energy. It has been estimated that bioenergy could sustainably contribute 25~33% to the future global primary energy supply by 2050. Bioenergy can have positive and negative environmental impacts, and the net impact can be either positive or negative critically depending on how it is generated.

Many bottlenecks and hurdles in developing sustainable bioenergy production yet exist, and very few universal conclusions can be drawn about its environmental effects. This poses challenges that call for multidisciplinary approaches and intensive research orientations. We thus invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts on fundamental science and technological innovation in bioenergy and on identifying any uncertainty or gap in knowledge of bioenergy and its environmental impacts. We are particularly interested in articles describing solid wastes and wastewaters for energy recovery and removal, bioelectrochemical systems and their biotechnological applications, greenhouse gases emission, and so forth. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel biomass conversion technologies
  • Bioenergy processes and utilization
  • Biogas/biohydrogen production and purification
  • Microbial fuel cells/microbial electrosynthesis
  • Waste utilization for bioenergy production
  • Carbon cycle of bioenergy systems
  • Greenhouse gases and climate impacts
  • Environmental impact of bioenergy production

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 508037
  • - Editorial

Bioenergy and Its Environmental Impacts

Shungui Zhou | Yang-Chun Yong | ... | Li Zhuang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 864568
  • - Research Article

Bioelectricity Generation in a Microbial Fuel Cell with a Self-Sustainable Photocathode

Ting Liu | Liqun Rao | ... | Li Zhuang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 920968
  • - Research Article

Life Cycle Analysis on Fossil Energy Ratio of Algal Biodiesel: Effects of Nitrogen Deficiency and Oil Extraction Technology

Hou Jian | Yang Jing | Zhang Peidong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 597618
  • - Research Article

Microalgae for Bioenergy: Key Technology Nodes

Ywetta Maleterova | Frantisek Kastanek | ... | Olga Solcova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 537080
  • - Research Article

Volatile Organic Silicon Compounds in Biogases: Development of Sampling and Analytical Methods for Total Silicon Quantification by ICP-OES

Claire Chottier | Vincent Chatain | ... | Patrick Germain
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 735431
  • - Research Article

Comparative Evaluation of Biomass Power Generation Systems in China Using Hybrid Life Cycle Inventory Analysis

Huacai Liu | Xiuli Yin | Chuangzhi Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 139653
  • - Research Article

Synergistic Microbial Consortium for Bioenergy Generation from Complex Natural Energy Sources

Victor Bochuan Wang | Joey Kuok Hoong Yam | ... | Liang Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 451919
  • - Research Article

Effect of Catalytic Cylinders on Autothermal Reforming of Methane for Hydrogen Production in a Microchamber Reactor

Yunfei Yan | Hongliang Guo | ... | Xin Ji
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 723092
  • - Research Article

Syngas Production from Pyrolysis of Nine Composts Obtained from Nonhybrid and Hybrid Perennial Grasses

Adéla Hlavsová | Agnieszka Corsaro | ... | Jan Frydrych
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 537826
  • - Review Article

Assessment of the GHG Reduction Potential from Energy Crops Using a Combined LCA and Biogeochemical Process Models: A Review

Dong Jiang | Mengmeng Hao | ... | Xinyu Fu
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