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On the Cover

Ongoing global endeavors to commercialize microalgal biofuels have expedited the application of multi-omics tools to gain molecular insights into the stress-induced lipid biosynthetic pathways and identify co-extractable high-value molecules (HMVs). While extracting these HMVs to their fullest from algal cells is challenging, identifying and quantifying phytochemicals of interest is a considerable step forward. In the March 2021 Issue of Biofuel Research Journal, a team of Indian and American researchers reported on a multi-omics analysis aimed at unraveling the ongoing metabolic tug-of-war between biomass and TAG accumulation during nitrogen-limitation (DOI: 10.18331/BRJ2021.8.1.4). Ten HVMs belonging to four biological classes: triacylglycerol (TAG), polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), phytosterols, and terpenoids, were annotated using untargeted metabolomics. In particular, the study showed the accumulation of two different PUFA: 9(S)HpOTrE and dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid in nitrogen-limitation conditions. Further, various nitrogen-limitation severity led to the accumulation of different TAG species. Overall, this study is the first to utilize high-throughput mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to investigate the accumulation of PUFAs in nitrogen-limitation conditions. PUFAs could be co-extracted with TAG to lower microalgal biodiesel production costs for more feasible commercialization. Cover art by BiofuelResJ. ©2021.

 

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 and bioproduct research and technologies:

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

Moreover, novel and integrated biofuel & bioproduct processing and hybrid systems as well as energy audit for biofuel & bioproduct 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 & bioproduct production/application pathways, compliance with the international standards (such as PAS 2050:2011 and ISO 14040:2006), technoeconomic analysis of biofuel & bioproduct production/application, impacts of biofuel & bioproduct production/consumption on climate change, futuristic pathways for biofuel & bioproduct production, and promotion of biofuel  & bioproduct applications in the developing world for indigenous development. In addition to the above, BRJ also considers articles with a focus on biofuels & bioproducts in Circular Economy as well as biofuels & bioproducts finance.

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

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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 8, Issue 1, Winter 2021, Pages 1296-1350 

Review Paper

2. A review on the modeling and validation of biomass pyrolysis with a focus on product yield and composition

Pages 1296-1315

10.18331/BRJ2021.8.1.2

Changlei Xia; Liping Cai; Haifeng Zhang; Lei Zuo; Sheldon Q. Shi; Su Shiung Lam

A review on the modeling and validation of biomass pyrolysis with a focus on product yield and composition


4. Systematic metabolome profiling and multi-omics analysis of the nitrogen-limited non-model oleaginous algae for biorefining

Pages 1330-1341

10.18331/BRJ2021.8.1.4

Vineeta Rai; Sandip Kumar Patel; Muthusivaramapandian Muthuraj; Mayuri N. Gandhi; Debasish Das; Sanjeeva Srivastava

Systematic metabolome profiling and multi-omics analysis of the nitrogen-limited non-model oleaginous algae for biorefining