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New Trends in Renewable and Sustainable Materials for Carbon Neutrality

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2022 (closed)

Guest Editors

Yi Wang, Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

Dr. Yi Wang received his doctoral degree in Curtin University, Australia, in 2012. He also experienced a postdoctoral research fellowship at Fuels and Energy Technology Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, during 2012-2014. His research interests have been focused on thermo-chemical conversion technologies of coal/biomass and municipal solid waste to renewable bio-fuels and value-added carbonaceous materials. He is hosting 5 national research projects and industrial projects. He has co-authored more than 140 papers in journals with the H index of 30. He received the first prize of Hubei Province Science and Technology Progress Award in 2018, the second prize of China Science and Technology Progress Award in 2019 and ‘Chutian Scholars’ Program.

Xiaojia Wang, Associate Professor, Key Laboratory of Energy Thermal Conversion and Control of Ministry of Education, School of Energy & Environment, Southeast University, China.

Dr. Xiaojia Wang received his doctoral degree from Southeast University, China, in 2016. His research interests have been focused on chemical looping combustion for CO2 capture, thermochemical process with pollutants removal, gasification of biomass and organic solid wastes, multiphase flow simulation, and fluidized bed technology. He has co-authored more than 40 papers in journals and applied more than 10 patents. He received the honors of Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Jiangsu Province and “Zhishan Young Scholar” of Southeast University.

Zhen Huang, Associate Professor, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Dr. Zhen Huang obtained his doctoral degree in Tongji University, China. His research fields include chemical looping conversion of solid fuels (e.g. biomass, coal), synthesis of novel oxygen carrier and solid waste utilization. Up to now, he has published more than 80 papers in which 60 papers were indexed by SCI. He has obtained eight invention patents. Additionally, he is the membership of “Youth Innovation Promotion Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences”.

Long Jiang, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

Dr. Long Jiang received his doctoral degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2013. He also has postdoctoral research experiences in the State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion at Huazhong University of Science and Technology during 2014-2017, and in Clean Combustion Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology during 2017-2019. His research interests are in biomass thermochemical conversion technologies, including biomass catalytic reforming to produce hydrogen, biomass to produce carbon materials, coal-fired power plants coupled with biomass to generate electricity, etc. He has co-authored over 60 papers with the H index of 20, and authorized more than 10 patents. He is also hosting 8 national research projects and industrial projects.

Hui Wang, Associate Professor, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China.

Dr. Hui Wang received his doctoral degree from Southeast University, China, in 2016. His research interests include mercury control, CO2 capture and utilization, modelling and numerical simulation of combustion, etc. He has published 14 SCI papers and applied 12 patents. He was regarded as a "the Peak of the Six Talents" high-level talents in Jiangsu Province by the provincial government of Jiangsu.

Summary

Achieving carbon neutrality by the middle of this century is now becoming the world’s most urgent mission. The goal of carbon neutrality is to reduce carbon emissions to zero through complete elimination or dynamic balance. The main ways to achieve carbon neutrality include the use of renewable energy to replace fossil energy and carbon capture and sequestration. In this case, the demand for renewable energy and carbon capture technology materials will also increase exponentially. Therefore, renewable and sustainable materials need further developments to meet the demand.

 

This Special Issue "New Trends in Renewable and Sustainable Materials for Carbon Neutrality" mainly covers research in fundamental and applied sciences of renewable and sustainable materials during the development of technologies for reaching the goal of carbon neutrality.

The scope of interests includes but is not limited to the following topics:

1.     Synthesis or production of materials from the thermochemical process of renewable sources

2.     Energy storage in materials obtained from renewable sources

3.     Advanced application of renewable materials, e.g. catalysts or supports, CO2 capture, adsorption and purification processes, batteries etc.

4.     Process simulation

5.     Low carbon economy sustainability



Keywords

Renewable and sustainable, Carbon neutrality, Carbon capture, Process simulation, Low carbon economy

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