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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.

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 7, Issue 2, Spring 2020, Pages 1143-1177 

3. Genomic and metabolic insights into solvent production by Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum GSU5

Pages 1149-1158

10.18331/BRJ2020.7.2.3

Rocío Díaz Peña; Daniela Alvarez; Diego Egoburo; Jimena Ruiz; Maria J Pettinari

Genomic and metabolic insights into solvent production by <i>Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum</i> GSU5


4. Qualitative role of heterogeneous catalysts in biodiesel production from Jatropha curcas oil

Pages 1159-1169

10.18331/BRJ2020.7.2.4

Fatai Alade Aderibigbe; Sherif Ishola Mustapha; Tunmise Latifat Adewoye; Ishaq Alhassan Mohammed; Adebola Bukola Gbadegesin; Faith Emmanuel Niyi; Opeyemi Idowu Olowu; Akinpelumi Gabriel Soretire; Harvis Bamidele Saka

Qualitative role of heterogeneous catalysts in biodiesel production from <i>Jatropha curcas</i> oil


5. Biodiesel production from high FFA feedstocks with a novel chemical multifunctional process intensifier

Pages 1170-1177

10.18331/BRJ2020.7.2.5

Alexandros Litinas; Savas Geivanidis; Aris Faliakis; Yannis Courouclis; Zissis Samaras; August Keder; Volodymyr Krasnoholovets; Ivan Gandzha; Yuri Zabulonov; Oleksandr Puhach; Mykola Dmytriyuk

Biodiesel production from high FFA feedstocks with a novel chemical multifunctional process intensifier