Journal of Renewable Energy

Biofuels and Bioenergy: New Challenges

Publishing date
01 Jun 2022
Submission deadline
28 Jan 2022

1Syed Ammal Engineering College, Ramanathapuram, India

2University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal

3Jiangsu University, Jiangsu, China

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Biofuels and Bioenergy: New Challenges

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Biomass is considered a renewable resource because of its short life cycle. Biofuels generated from biomass have the potential to replace fossil fuels. All the carbon in biomass comes from the atmosphere as it grows and when it is burnt, the carbon is released back into the environment. As a result, biomass is regarded as a carbon-neutral fuel. For these reasons, bioenergy production is a viable option for extending the life of finite fossil fuel sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating global warming and climate change. Biomass may be transformed to biofuels in several ways, including physical, thermochemical, chemical, and biological processes. Biofuel and bioenergy technologies play a critical part in renewable energy development due to the merits of bioenergy for environmental sustainability.

Despite the fact that energy demands are continuous, biomass supplies are seasonal. Some biomass feedstocks have advantages over others in terms of production, harvesting, storage, and transportation. Compared to food crops, energy crops and nonfood biomass have advantages. Switchgrass and miscanthus are perennial energy crops that do not need replanting each year and do not need particular care or upkeep to thrive. Agricultural biomass wastes, on the other hand, have the potential to be low-cost feedstocks since they do not need additional space for biomass development, and the land now used for agriculture is owned by these biomass materials. Forest biomass is a valuable resource for the creation of biofuels and other high-value products. The high costs of harvesting and transporting, however, prohibit them from being extensively employed. Aside from the advantages and disadvantages mentioned above, different sources of biomass feedstocks do not have the same composition, uniform size and shape, or other features that have a major influence on the efficiency of conversion processes for a certain product. As a consequence, biorefinery biomass feedstocks must be standardised.

This Special Issue will include high-quality research and review papers on contemporary bioenergy advances. Advanced methodologies and biorefinery studies for biofuel generation are also encouraged. Experimental and numerical investigations, contemporary advances, and unique and upcoming technologies are all welcome in this discipline.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advanced solid biofuels
  • Applications of biodiesel
  • Combustion analysis of biofuels
  • Commercialization of next generation biofuels
  • Energy balance of biofuel production
  • Environmental pollution of biofuels
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Next generation feedstock for biofuels
  • Production of Biofuels from biomass
  • Second generation biofuels
  • Synthesis of advanced biofuels
  • Bioenergy conversion
  • Bioenergy applications
  • Bioenergy transition
  • Next generation renewable energy technologies
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