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Waste and Biomass Valorization

Waste and Biomass Valorization

Editor-in-Chief: Ange Nzihou

ISSN: 1877-2641 (print version)
ISSN: 1877-265X (electronic version)

Journal no. 12649

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Meet the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Ange Nzihou


We are delighted to announce that Professor Ange Nzihou has been awarded the Grand Prix 2018 of the Academy of Sciences of France in collaboration with the Institut Mines Telecom. This prestigious distinction is intended to reward a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to one of the following fields through a recognized body of work in the fields of sciences and technologies of the digital transformation in industry; sciences and technologies of energy transition; and environmental engineering. Prof. Nzihou was recognized for his contribution on sciences and technologies of energy transition.
This Prize is awarded without any requirements regarding nationality, to a scientist working in France, or elsewhere in Europe, and whose research has led to the emergence of innovations and disruptive approaches, and contributed to partner-based research with companies.
Please join us in congratulating Prof. Nzihou on this highly-deserved acknowledgement of his long-standing contributions.
Professor Nzihou obtained his PhD degree in chemical engineering at the National Polytechnic Institute in Toulouse, France in 1994. His research interests focus on treatment processes and engineering new materials from waste and biomass. He has published about 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and supervised 10 PhD students and 12 post-docs. Since 2001, he has received 20 significant grants from industry and governmental agencies. He is the initiator and the Chairman of the WasteEng Conference Series dedicated to organizing conferences and seminars on Waste and Biomass Valorization (www.wasteeng.org).
He has been and is currently visiting/guest professor at a number of universities in the U.S. and in China. He is an editorial board member of several international journals.
Professor Nzihou is an expert for several organizations (national and international) and for international industrial groups. He regularly chairs internationals conferences and workshops, and frequently gives plenary lectures, seminars and chair round tables on Waste and Biomass treatment and Valorization at a broad number of institutions, universities and conferences.

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    Waste & Biomass Valorization is devoted to the growing field of valorization of waste and biomass to energy, fuels and other added value and speciality products. Research on resources and feedstock, on characterization of fuels and materials produced, on the development of characterization techniques, and on the development of novel processes all form part of the journal’s focus. Processes and practices that reduce emissions and life cycle assessment of the systems considered (technologies and materials) are of particular interest. Topics covered by the journal include, but are not limited to:

    Valorization of waste and biomass

    • municipal,
    • wastewater
    • industrial,
    • electronic,
    • wood and paper,
    • sludge,
    • agricultural,
    • forest,
    • construction and demolition,
    • mining

    for the production of energy and fuels from biomass and waste

    • ethanol,
    • hydrogen,
    • biogas,
    • biofuel,
    • refuse-derived Fuel/Oil (RD, RDO),
    • thermal processes products

    for the production of materials from biomass and waste

    • secondary materials-(such as sorbents, enzymes, polymers
    • recycled materials
    • construction materials

    Valorization of clean gas

    • clean gas conversion to energy
    • clean gas conversion to added value products and speciality products,


    Key issues are cutting-edge research on life cycle and risk assessment, health and safety impact assessment, decision-making, legislation and education.

    High quality research articles, reviews, case studies (both pilot-plant and full-scale) will be considered for review and publication.




    Biomass, residues, waste, clean gas, processes, energy, biofuels, added value products, biorefinery, recycling, life cycle assessment.

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