Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to announce a Special Issue of the open access journal Processes: *Bioenergy Systems, Material Management, and Sustainability*.


Deadline for manuscript submissions: *15 August 2019*


*Special Issue Description*

The growing worldwide demand for energy and resources, combined with the stringent environmental challenges and regulations, means that the efficient, cost effective, and sustainable use of energy and material sources, including bio-based, has become increasingly important. The development and implementation of novel technologies for the improved and diversified utilization and reuse of such primary sources can be accelerated by the use of process systems engineering tools, such as process modeling, design, optimization, and control. This Special Issue will seek novel process systems contributions and applications associated with bioenergy systems, material management, and sustainability. The following topics are of particular interest:

• Bioenergy production and biofuels

• Bioenergy systems optimization and advanced control analysis

• Sustainability, life cycle assessment, and life cycle inventory analyses associated with biosystems

• Sustainable management and valorization of organic/biomass waste, including energy production

• Techno-economic analysis of novel routes for the sustainable utilization and reuse of biomass and waste

In addition to theoretical contributions that address the state-of-the-art in process systems engineering and sustainability, submissions that involve industrial collaborations and experimental studies are also especially encouraged.

A Special Issue (SI) is not an issue of the journal. It is a collection of articles on a common topic. These articles are published in the regular issues of the journal when they are accepted (no delay) but additionally labeled with SI.


*How to Submit*

The main types of contributions published in Processes: Articles, Communications, Reviews, Conference Papers, Perspectives, Viewpoints.

1. Instructions for Authors:

2. Manuscripts are expected to be submitted through the online system at, choosing journal "Processes" and Special Issue "Bioenergy Systems, Material Management, and Sustainability".


*About Processes*

Processes (ISSN 2227-9717; is a journal published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland. Processes maintains rigorous peer-review and a rapid publication process.

*Open Access* ( free for readers, with publishing fees paid by authors or their institutions. (

*High visibility*: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus and other databases. (

*Rapid publication*: Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.98 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).


*Publication Charge*

The Article Processing Charge for Processes papers is 1100 CHF per accepted paper.

*Please note that for papers submitted after 30 June 2019 an APC of 1200 CHF applies.

For details, please see:

Please contact us if you are interested in submitting a contribution to this Special Issue.


We look forward to your paper submission.


Best regards,


Prof. Fernando V. Lima (WVU)

Dr. Gerardo J. Ruiz-Mercado (US EPA)

Guest Editors


Fernando V. Lima, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV 26506, USA

Tel: (304) 293-2353

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