On the Cover
Life cycle analyses generally show that the main sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) savings for bioenergy derived from plants are fossil fuel displacement and soil and root carbon storage. Although they are of a similar magnitude, they are not equally important (DOI: 10.18331/BRJ2020.7.2.2). In the June 2020 Issue of Biofuel Research Journal, Yang and Tilman show that soil and root carbon storage is more important. It directly removes CO2 from the atmosphere, whereas the other benefit stems from avoidance of future fossil fuel GHG emissions, a pathway that is subject to a wide range of assumptions and uncertainties, especially the rebound effect of fuel market. The authors find that soil and root carbon storage rates tend to be higher in high plant diversity mixtures. Photography & Cover art by BiofuelResJ. ©2020.
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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.
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