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On the Cover
Vol. 10, Issue 1

Considering their physical and chemical properties, biomass feedstocks are complex and diverse composite materials because of various factors such as genotype, harvesting time, planting location, maturity stage, and ‎microclimate. On the other hand, thermochemical conversion processes often used to upgrade biomass feedstocks to biofuels and bioproducts are too complicated due to simultaneous transient heat and mass transfer involving several primary and secondary decomposition reactions. Machine learning technology has recently gained much attention in tackling the nonlinearities and complexities associated with biomass thermochemical conversion. Exploring the challenges and opportunities associated with machine learning techniques, in the March 2023 Issue of Biofuel Research Journal, a team of Chinese researchers critically reviewed the application of these techniques in the thermochemical conversion of biomass. They also put effort into shedding light on the future trends in this domain (DOI: 10.18331/BRJ2023.10.1.4). Cover art by BiofuelResJ. ©2023.

Biofuel Research Journal (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 (including biocomposites and bio-based smart materials)
  • Biodiesel
  • Bioalcohols (bioethanol, biobutanol, 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 the conversion or production of biofuels & bioproducts

Moreover, novel and integrated biofuel & bioproduct processing and hybrid systems, as well as energy audits 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 greenhouse 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), techno-economic 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: Vijai Kumar Gupta


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Current Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2023, Pages 1764-1815 

Review Paper

Machine-learning-aided thermochemical treatment of biomass: a review

Pages 1786-1809


Hailong Li; Jiefeng Chen; Weijin Zhang; Hao Zhan; Chao He; Zequn Yang; Haoyi Peng; Lijian Leng

Machine-learning-aided thermochemical treatment of biomass: a review

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