On the Cover
The effects of operating conditions on yield and quality of bio-oil produced through fast pyrolysis are significant, providing scientists with incentives to carry out further research to obtain more optimized conditions. In the current issue of Biofuel Research Journal, a team of Canadian researchers made great efforts to optimize four important parameters including pyrolysis temperature, solid residence time, nitrogen flow, and condensation temperature by using response surface analysis in order to yield the maximum amount of bio-oil with the lowest water and solid contents (DOI: 10.18331/BRJ2019.6.4.2). Their findings could be instrumental in removing the need for bio-oil post treatment, and consequently, discount the operating costs, prompting investors to commercially venture into biofuel production through biomass pyrolysis. Photography & Cover art by BiofuelResJ. ©2019.
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:
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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Editor-in-Chief: Meisam Tabatabaei