BioMed Research International

Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuel Technologies


Publishing date
24 Oct 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Jun 2014

1Biofuel Research Team (BRTeam), Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran, Karaj, Iran

2Department of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

3University of California, Riverside, USA

4School of Engineering, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden


Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuel Technologies

Description

Renewable bioenergies have attracted an increasing deal of attention as alternatives to fossil fuels in recent years. Feedstock used for most of the commercially available biofuels is sugars and starchy materials as well as vegetable oil resources. Such renewable energy carriers are also known as the first generation biofuels. However, not only the raw materials required to meet the growing global demand for such biofuels are limited but also continuing to rely upon such resources; that is, edible feedstock would result in a more serious global food versus energy conflict. In light of that, biofuels derived from nonedible feedstock, ranging from lignocellulosic materials to municipal solid wastes, also referred to as the second generation biofuels have been introduced. Although different types of such feedstock are widely available all around the world, the necessity to implement pretreatment processes prior to their bio/conversions is still challenging in most of the cases. This has highlighted the constant need for seeking novel technologies in order to economize waste-oriented biofuels production. Therefore, given the shortcomings of the first and second generation biofuels, algae-based fuels, also known as the third generation biofuels, have emerged and brought to the focus of numerous recent investigations. This is ascribed to the fact that the productivity of specific types of algae is much more considerable than those of the other energy crops.

Manuscripts are now invited for the special issue of the journal “BioMed Research International” that will stimulate the development of economically viable technologies for the production of different generations of biofuels. We are particularly interested in articles that explore aspects of novel processes and implementations using which the currently existing challenges associated with biofuels production are addressed. Moreover, integration of biomass conversion processes and equipment for production of fuels, heat, and value-added chemicals from biomass, referred to as biorefinery, is also of special interest in order to improve the economy of the process. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Algal biofuels
  • Biorefinery processes
  • Bioethanol (different generations)
  • Biobutanol (different generations)
  • Biodiesel (different generations)
  • Biogas (biomethane and biohydrogen)
  • Bio-oil (e.g., by pyrolysis)
  • Waste incineration for energy production
  • Gasification

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 245935
  • - Editorial

Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuel Technologies

Meisam Tabatabaei | Keikhosro Karimi | ... | Ilona Sárvári Horváth
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 824965
  • - Review Article

Current Status and Future Potential of Energy Derived from Chinese Agricultural Land: A Review

Ningning Zhai | Chunlan Mao | ... | Gaihe Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 529808
  • - Research Article

A Comparative Study of Almond Biodiesel-Diesel Blends for Diesel Engine in Terms of Performance and Emissions

Nidal H. Abu-Hamdeh | Khaled A. Alnefaie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 281934
  • - Research Article

Production and Characterization of Biodiesel Using Nonedible Castor Oil by Immobilized Lipase from Bacillus aerius

Sunil Kumar Narwal | Nitin Kumar Saun | ... | Reena Gupta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 409103
  • - Research Article

Catalysis of Rice Straw Hydrolysis by the Combination of Immobilized Cellulase from Aspergillus niger on β-Cyclodextrin-Fe3O4 Nanoparticles and Ionic Liquid

Po-Jung Huang | Ken-Lin Chang | ... | Shui-Tein Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 519513
  • - Review Article

Microalgae as Sustainable Renewable Energy Feedstock for Biofuel Production

Srikanth Reddy Medipally | Fatimah Md. Yusoff | ... | M. Shariff
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 325905
  • - Research Article

Effects of Extrusion Pretreatment Parameters on Sweet Sorghum Bagasse Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Its Subsequent Conversion into Bioethanol

Erick Heredia-Olea | Esther Pérez-Carrillo | ... | Sergio O. Serna-Saldívar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 494182
  • - Research Article

Improvement of Biogas Production from Orange Peel Waste by Leaching of Limonene

Rachma Wikandari | Huong Nguyen | ... | Mohammad J. Taherzadeh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 649453
  • - Review Article

Computational Approaches for Microalgal Biofuel Optimization: A Review

Joseph Koussa | Amphun Chaiboonchoe | Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 921291
  • - Research Article

Simultaneous Coproduction of Hydrogen and Ethanol in Anaerobic Packed-Bed Reactors

Cristiane Marques dos Reis | Edson Luiz Silva
BioMed Research International
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