New Trends for Biomass Energy Development: From Wood to Circular Economy

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Leonel Nunes (Editor)
DEGEIT – Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal

Carina Pimentel (Editor)
DEGEIT, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Susana Garrido Azevedo (Editor)
CEFAGE-UBI Unit Researches, University of Beira Interior, Management and Economics Department, Polo IV, Covilhã, Portugal

João Carlos O. Matias (Editor)
University of Aveiro, Dept. of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism (DEGEIT), Campus Universitario de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI024000

Nowadays, biomass presents itself as a very viable alternative for the production of energy, both electrical and thermal, quickly recovering its role, both in the universe of domestic and industrial use. With growing concerns about climate change, it is becoming increasingly urgent to use environmentally harmful forms of energy production that contribute to the decarbonization of the economy. Biomass is capable of making a significant contribution to achieving this overall objective, since its use proves to be neutral from the point of view of the emission of carbon dioxide.

However, the simple production of energy from biomass presents and encompasses a large number of variables, which justify its study for a better understanding. The aim that the editors intend to achieve with this book is to take an inclusive approach to all components that cover the use of biomass for energy production. At present, this form of energy production has been studied and used in an increasingly intensive way. However, in all the studies and research that can be found, what is verified is a traditional approach, based on an economy of a linear type, purely technical, both in terms of use and in terms of logistics.

This book aims to address the issue of energy production from biomass in a circular economy perspective, in all its aspects, namely in all components of the supply chain, production organization, new technologies of use and reuse and revaluation of biomass forms from a circular economy perspective.
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Preface

Chapter 1. Do Policies’ Environmental Concerns Affect Biomass Energy Consumption?
(Mara Madaleno, Margarita Robaina, and Marta Ferreira Dias, Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal)

Chapter 2. New Methodologies for Bioenergy Decision Plan under Circular Economy Business Models: Real Options and Game Theory Approaches
(Sílvia Ferreira Jorge, Shital Jayantilal and Joana Costa, Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3. Biomass Energy Source through the Process of Development
(Tiago Sequeira, Luis Mendes and Marcelo Santos, Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 4. The Case Study of Sand Removed from Fluidized Bed Boilers in the Portuguese Paper Industry
(Inês Ferreira, Helena Carvalho and Marta Barreiros, University NOVA of Lisbon, Almada, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 5. Thermal Treatment of Biomass for the Circular Economy
(Thomas Causer and Daniel Ciolkosz, Advanced Torrefaction Systems, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri, US, and others)

Chapter 6. Biomass Production Management in the Energy Sector: Storage Control and Efficiency Analysis
(Jorge Tiago Costa, Leonel Jorge Ribeiro Nunes and João Paulo da Silva Catalão, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 7. A Review of Fundamentals of Paulownia sp. Stands Concerning Field Environment and Biomass, Biochemicals and Timber Production and Conversion
(Abel Rodrigues, Helder Viana, Azevedo Gomes and Ana Paz, National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research, Oeiras, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 8. Biomass Production Management in the Energy Sector: Process Control
(João Pedro Matos, Leonel Jorge Ribeiro Nunes and João Paulo da Silva Catalão, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 9. Wood Pellet as a Sustainable Material and Its Role on Circular Economy
(Ana Carolina Santiago, Leonel Jorge Ribeiro Nunes and Marta Ferreira Dias, Departamento de Economia, Gestão, Engenharia Industrial e Turismo, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 10. Biomass Torrefaction as a Pretreatment Technology in the Path of a Circular Economy
(Letícia Carvalho Reis de Sá, Leonel Jorge Ribeiro Nunes and Adélio Miguel Magalhães Mendes, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, and others)

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