Call for Papers Bioenergy from residues – Possibilities and constraints

Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery is proud to present an upcoming thematic issue, entitled:

Bioenergy from residues – Possibilities and constraints 

Call For Paper

Biomass can be stored, can meet flexible demands and can be obtained from very diverse residue streams; sewage sludge, leaves or waste from food production are only a few examples. These residues can be used as an input material for energy provision and – thanks to innovative technologies – it is possible to further use this material as biochar, CO2 supply or recycled nutrients. Bioenergy thus not only complements the mix of renewable energies, but takes our society further along the path to a sustainable bio-economy in which all resources are employed.

Within this context the overarching goal of the thematic issue is it to provide a collection of outstanding research papers showing these multifaceted aspects of biomass residues. Therefore, the following aspects should be addressed:

- Efficient exploitation of sewage sludge 
- Emission reduction from biomass furnaces using lignocellulosic residues 
- Innovative biofuels utilizing wet biomass residues 
- Tapping residual and waste materials

The focus of this thematic issue is on original research papers with novel findings and new results meetings the highest scientific standards in the research field outlined above. Review papers are typically rejected. They are only exceptionally accepted if they are tackling a clearly new question and / or providing new and in-depth insights into a specific topic. Papers must be submitted electronically via

All manuscripts submitted to this thematic issue will go through a stringent peer review process managed by the editorial staff of the journal, and only those that are accepted after peer review will be published. The manuscripts must be prepared strictly following the guidelines of the journal; otherwise, they will be rejected, see

Please check the instructions to authors and the guidelines for submission, see 

Please also have a closer look at the rules related to self-citation as well as plagiarism. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the thematic issue, it is important to answer ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Is this submission for a special issue?’ and provide the title “Bioenergy residues – Possibilities and constraints”.

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniela Thrän
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig / Germany

Submissions Open: December 1st, 2023
Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2024

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