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On the Cover
Vol. 9, Issue 3

Biomass valorization is conventionally associated with the production of green biofuels. However, this could extend well beyond the conventional perception of biomass application into other domains, such as biomedical sciences. Acid condensate, also known as wood vinegar or pyroligneous acid obtained from biomass pyrolysis, promises a good potential for biomedical applications, notably for its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Exploring these potentials, in the September 2022 Issue of Biofuel Research Journal, a team of Malaysian researchers attempted to use acid condensate as a wound healing agent and scrutinized the underlying mechanism. Through this study, they observed faster wound closure when treated with phenolic-rich acid condensate, attributing the enhanced wound healing activity to the increase in protein activation of Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and Protein kinase B, related to the common wound healing signaling pathway. This study highlights the untapped biomedical potential of acid condensate, the aqueous fraction from the biomass pyrolysis process (DOI: 10.18331/BRJ2022.9.3.2). Cover art by BiofuelResJ. ©2022.


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
  • 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.

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 9, Issue 3, September 2022, Pages 1648-1706 

Research Paper

Beyond conventional biomass valorisation: pyrolysis-derived products for biomedical applications

Pages 1648-1658

10.18331/BRJ2022.9.3.2

Mohd Amir Asyraf Mohd Hamzah; Rosnani Hasham; Nik Ahmad Nizam Nik Malek; Zanariah Hashim; Maizatulakmal Yahayu; Fazira Ilyana Abdul Razak; Zainul Akmar Zakaria

Beyond conventional biomass valorisation: pyrolysis-derived products for biomedical applications


Review Paper

Oxidative torrefaction and torrefaction-based biorefining of biomass: a critical review

Pages 1672-1696

10.18331/BRJ2022.9.3.4

Udya Madhavi Aravindi Devaraja; Chamini Lakshika Wickramarathna Dissanayake; Duleeka Sandamali Gunarathne; Wei-Hsin Chen

Oxidative torrefaction and torrefaction-based biorefining of biomass: a critical review


The role of sustainability assessment tools in realizing bioenergy and bioproduct systems

Pages 1697-1706

10.18331/BRJ2022.9.3.5

Mortaza Aghbashlo; Homa Hosseinzadeh-Bandbafha; Hossein Shahbeik; Meisam Tabatabaei

The role of sustainability assessment tools in realizing bioenergy and bioproduct systems