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On the Cover
Vol. 10, Issue 3

Amidst the intricate tapestry of green mobility, Indonesian researchers illuminate the road ahead with pioneering strides in biodiesel innovation. In this Issue's focal study (DOI: 10.18331/BRJ2023.10.3.2), they meticulously evaluate the technical viability of introducing a 40% v/v biodiesel blend and B30D10, a blend comprising 60% diesel fuel, 30% biodiesel, and 10% hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO). The transformative potential of the latter blend is poised to reshape the nation's transportation landscape. Through a comprehensive 50,000 km road endurance examination, B40 and B30D10 blends unveil remarkable performance and emissions profiles, emphasizing the significance of in-depth analysis of biofuel utilization in the transportation sector. With an unwavering commitment to sustainability, these blends not only conquer the challenges of ambient temperatures but also establish themselves as practical choices for widespread implementation. As Indonesia propels towards a greener tomorrow, this research embarks on a journey that envisions biodiesel blends as the driving force behind a cleaner, more efficient automotive future. Cover art by BiofuelResJ. ©2023.


Biofuel Research Journal (BRJ) is a leading, peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to publishing high-quality research on biofuels, bioproducts, and related biomass-derived materials and technologies. BRJ is an open-access online journal and completely free-of-charge, aiming to advance knowledge and understanding of sustainable energy solutions, environmental protection, and the circular economy through cutting-edge research and innovative applications. The journal welcomes original articles, review papers, case studies, short communications, and hypotheses in the following areas:

  1. Biofuels and Bioproducts: Exploring the production, characterization, and application of various biofuels, such as biodiesel, bioalcohols (bioethanol, biobutanol), biogas (biomethane, biohydrogen), algal biofuels, and other emerging biofuel sources. Additionally, BRJ encourages research on bioproducts, including biocomposites, bio-based smart materials, and innovative applications in the fields of food, pharmaceuticals, and beyond.
  2. Biomass Valorization: Investigating efficient and sustainable methods for biomass conversion, including biorefineries, bioprocesses, and advanced biomass utilization techniques to maximize energy and value-added product yields.
  3. Biomass-Derived Materials for Energy and Storage Systems: Advancing research on biomass-derived materials with potential applications in energy conversion and storage systems, including fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, and photovoltaic modules.
  4. Biomass-Derived Materials for Environmental Sustainability: Exploring using biomass-derived catalysts and materials for carbon dioxide capture and conversion to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, researching biomass-derived catalysts for air, soil, and water pollution mitigation contributes to improved environmental quality.
  5. Biomass-Derived Materials for Sustainable Applications: Investigating the use of biomass-derived materials in food applications, such as sustainable packaging materials or functional food ingredients, as well as their potential in biomedical applications, drug delivery systems, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.
  6. Biomass-Derived Materials for Catalytic Applications: Advancing the understanding and development of biomass-derived materials with catalytic properties, enabling green and sustainable manufacturing processes and chemical transformations.
  7. Techno-Economic and Environmental Assessments: Analyzing the techno-economic feasibility and environmental sustainability (life cycle assessment, exergy, emergy, risk assessment) of biofuel, bioproduct, and biomass-derived materials production and application pathways, ensuring their compatibility with international standards (e.g., PAS 2050:2011 and ISO 14040:2006).
  8. Climate Change and Sustainability: Investigating the impacts of biofuel and bioproduct production and consumption on climate change and promoting innovative, low-carbon pathways for their production and use. Articles focusing on strategies for limiting greenhouse gas emissions and promoting circular economy principles in the bioenergy sector are encouraged.
  9. Novel Processing and Integrated Systems: Highlighting innovative approaches and integrated systems for biofuel and bioproduct processing, as well as energy audits for production plants to enhance efficiency and sustainability.
  10. Artificial Photosynthesis for Biofuels Production: Exploring cutting-edge research on artificial photosynthesis as a potential green route for biofuels production.
  11. Promotion of Biofuels and Bioproducts in Developing Economies: Encouraging research on the promotion and adoption of biofuels and bioproducts in developing economies to foster indigenous development and sustainable energy solutions.
  12. Biofuels and Bioproducts in Circular Economy: Addressing the role of biofuels and bioproducts in the circular economy framework, focusing on resource efficiency, waste valorization, and sustainability.
  13. Biofuels and Bioproducts Finance: Exploring financial aspects related to biofuels and bioproducts, including investment strategies, funding mechanisms, and economic considerations for the development and commercialization of sustainable bioenergy solutions.

BRJ aims to foster interdisciplinary collaborations among researchers, engineers, scientists, policymakers, and industry experts to accelerate the adoption of sustainable energy solutions and foster a greener future. The journal is committed to maintaining the highest standards of peer review and editorial integrity, ensuring that only high-quality and impactful research is published.


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Editor-in-Chief: Vijai Kumar Gupta


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Current Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2023, Pages 1876-1947 

Research Paper

Towards nationwide implementation of 40% biodiesel blend fuel in Indonesia: a comprehensive road test and laboratory evaluation

Pages 1876-1889


Mokhtar Mokhtar; Anis Sukmono; Hari Setiapraja; Muhammad Ma’ruf; Siti Yubaidah; Ihwan Haryono; Budi Rochmanto; Respatya Teguh Soewono; Kurnia Fajar Adhi Sukra; Arfi Thahar; Efendi Manurung; Cahyo Setyo Wibowo; Setyo Widodo; Faqih Supriyadi; Riva Yudha Abriyant; Dedi Suntoro; Faridha Faridha; Iman K. Reksowardojo

Towards nationwide implementation of 40% biodiesel blend fuel in Indonesia: a comprehensive road test and laboratory evaluation

Design and construction of artificial microbial consortia to enhance lignocellulosic biomass degradation

Pages 1890-1900


Vi N.H. Vu; Csilla Kohári-Farkas; Róbert Filep; Gábor Laszlovszky; My Thi Ban; Erika Bujna; Vijai Kumar Gupta; Quang D. Nguyen

Design and construction of artificial microbial consortia to enhance lignocellulosic biomass degradation

Review Paper

Nanomaterials and their role in advancing biodiesel feedstock production: A comprehensive review

Pages 1901-1932


Homa Hosseinzadeh-Bandbafha; Hamed Kazemi Shariat Panahi; Mona Dehhaghi; Yasin Orooji; Hossein Shahbeik; Omid Mahian; Hassan Karimi-Maleh; Alawi Sulaiman; Changtong Mei; Mohammadali Kiehbadroudinezhad; Abdul-Sattar Nizami; Gilles G. Guillemin; Su Shiung Lam; Wanxi Peng; Xiangmeng Chen; Ki-Hyun Kim; Mortaza Aghbashlo; Meisam Tabatabaei

Nanomaterials and their role in advancing biodiesel feedstock production: A comprehensive review