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The effects of operating conditions on yield and quality of bio-oil produced through fast pyrolysis are significant, providing scientists with incentives to carry out further research to obtain more optimized conditions. In the current issue of Biofuel Research Journal, a team of Canadian researchers made great efforts to optimize four important parameters including pyrolysis temperature, solid residence time, nitrogen flow, and condensation temperature by using response surface analysis in order to yield the maximum amount of bio-oil with the lowest water and solid contents (DOI: 10.18331/BRJ2019.6.4.2). Their findings could be instrumental in removing the need for bio-oil post treatment, and consequently, discount the operating costs, prompting investors to commercially venture into biofuel production through biomass pyrolysis. Photography & Cover art by BiofuelResJ. ©2019.

BRJ publishes high-quality original articles, review articles, case studies, book reviews, short communications, and hypotheses on the fundamentals, applications, processing, and management of biofuel research and technologies:

  • Biodiesel
  • Bioalcohols (bioethanol, biobuthanol, etc.)
  • Biogas (biomethane & biohydrogen)
  • Biomass valorization
  • Algal biofuels
  • Bioprocess (bioreactions, bioreactors, membrane-bioreactors, fermentation, etc.)
  • Biorefineries
  • Applied microbiology
  • Combustion
  • Bioresource technologies associated with conversion or production of biofuel

Moreover, novel and integrated biofuel processing and hybrid systems as well as energy audit for biofuel production plants are of interest. The journal also seeks to publish articles with a focus on the application of artificial photosynthesis for biofuels production, carbon footprint analysis, strategies for limiting green house gas (GHG) emissions, life cycle assessment (LCA) and exergy analysis of biofuel production/application pathways, compliance with the international standards (such as PAS 2050:2011 and ISO 14040:2006), technoeconomic analysis of biofuel production/application, impacts of biofuels production/consumption on climate change, futuristic pathways for biofuels production, and promotion of biofuel applications in the developing world for indigenous development. In addition to the above, BRJ also considers articles with a focus on biofuels and bioproducts in Circular Economy and biofuels finance.

Biofuel Research Journal is indexed in Scopus and Web of Science.

BRJ does not charge any submission or publication fees. 

Editor-in-Chief: Meisam Tabatabaei

International Advisory Board: Yusuf Chisti, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Seeram Ramakrishna, Solange I. Mussatto

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Current Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, Autumn 2019, Pages 1054-1099 

Research Paper

2. Bio-oil yield and quality enhancement through fast pyrolysis and fractional condensation concepts

Pages 1054-1064

Brenda J. Álvarez-Chávez; Stéphane Godbout; Étienne Le Roux; Joahnn H. Palacios; Vijaya Raghavan

Bio-oil yield and quality enhancement through fast pyrolysis and fractional condensation concepts


3. Investigation of yields and qualities of pyrolysis products obtained from oil palm biomass using an agitated bed pyrolysis reactor

Pages 1065-1079

Arkom Palamanit; Phonthip Khongphakdi; Yutthana Tirawanichakul; Neeranuch Phusunti

Investigation of yields and qualities of pyrolysis products obtained from oil palm biomass using an agitated bed pyrolysis reactor


Review Paper

4. Comparison of pretreatment methods that enhance biomethane production from crop residues - a systematic review

Pages 1080-1089

Reckson Kamusoko; Raphael Muzondiwa Jingura; Wilson Parawira; Walter Tendai Sanyika

Comparison of pretreatment methods that enhance biomethane production from crop residues - a systematic review


Research Paper

5. New insights into the application of microbial desalination cells for desalination and bioelectricity generation

Pages 1090-1099

Halima Alhimali; Tahereh Jafary; Abdullah Al-Mamun; Mahad Said Baawain; G. Reza Vakili-Nezhaad

New insights into the application of microbial desalination cells for desalination and bioelectricity generation