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Themed collection Biofuels

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Opinion

Multiple objectives in biofuels sustainability policy

Biofuel production is boxed in by multiple objectives and sustainability policies which threaten to become mired in a trade dispute.

Graphical abstract: Multiple objectives in biofuels sustainability policy
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Opinion

Bioenergy: in search of clarity

Answers to “Could we” and “Must we” questions would provide much-needed clarity on the desirability and feasibility of large-scale bioenergy utilization.

Graphical abstract: Bioenergy: in search of clarity
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Opinion

Algal biofuels: the eternal promise?

Time for the next big player? Herein, we discuss the pros and cons of the production of biofuels from algae.

Graphical abstract: Algal biofuels: the eternal promise?
From the themed collection: Fuels of the future
Opinion

Quo vadis biofuels?

In this editorial opinion the problems associated with biofuels are outlined and critically discussed.

Graphical abstract: Quo vadis biofuels?
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Perspective

Catalytic routes for the conversion of biomass into liquid hydrocarbon transportation fuels

Biomass can be converted to liquid hydrocarbon fuels chemically identical to those currently used in cars, trucks and jets avoiding many of the shortcomings of ethanol as a transportation fuel.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic routes for the conversion of biomass into liquid hydrocarbon transportation fuels
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Perspective

Biodiesel as feasible petrol fuel replacement: a multidisciplinary overview

Biodiesel: friend or foe? A multidisciplinary overview of biodiesel production is presented in this perspective from processes and technologies to feedstocks and environmental/socio-economic implications of biodiesel implementation.

Graphical abstract: Biodiesel as feasible petrol fuel replacement: a multidisciplinary overview
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Perspective

Catalytic production of biodiesel and diesel-like hydrocarbons from triglycerides

Triglycerides are one of the most important raw materials for the generation of biofuels either by catalytic thermocracking or transesterification.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic production of biodiesel and diesel-like hydrocarbons from triglycerides
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Perspective

Catalytic upgrading of tri-glycerides and fatty acids to transport biofuels

Catalytic conversion of plant and algae lipid fractions offers a potentially short-term route to carbon neutral road transport fuels.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic upgrading of tri-glycerides and fatty acids to transport biofuels
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Perspective

The critical role of heterogeneous catalysis in lignocellulosic biomass conversion

Heterogeneous catalysis is the key to make biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass a reality.

Graphical abstract: The critical role of heterogeneous catalysis in lignocellulosic biomass conversion
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Perspective

Biofuels: a technological perspective

Time for biofuels? In this perspective, we highlight the latest technological updates for the production of biofuels for transport.

Graphical abstract: Biofuels: a technological perspective
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Review Article

Switchgrass as an energy crop for biofuel production: A review of its ligno-cellulosic chemical properties

This review examines the chemistry of switchgrass and how it impacts the conversion of this feedstock to biofuels.

Graphical abstract: Switchgrass as an energy crop for biofuel production: A review of its ligno-cellulosic chemical properties
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Review Article

Microalgae as biodiesel & biomass feedstocks: Review & analysis of the biochemistry, energetics & economics

A major and fundamental review is made of the potential yields and economics of biomass and biolipid from microalgae.

Graphical abstract: Microalgae as biodiesel & biomass feedstocks: Review & analysis of the biochemistry, energetics & economics
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Review Article

Biofuels and synthetic fuels in the US and China: A review of Well-to-Wheel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions with the impact of land-use change

The world's largest liquid fuel consumers have to consider land-use impacts when choosing the fuels of the future.

Graphical abstract: Biofuels and synthetic fuels in the US and China: A review of Well-to-Wheel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions with the impact of land-use change
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Review Article

Production of biodiesel from side-stream refining products

Side-stream refining products and their application for the production of biodiesel/biofuel.

Graphical abstract: Production of biodiesel from side-stream refining products
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Analysis

Bioenergy revisited: Key factors in global potentials of bioenergy

Bioenergy revisited: analysis of key factors affecting global biomass resource availability confirms substantial sustainable energy potential can be realized.

Graphical abstract: Bioenergy revisited: Key factors in global potentials of bioenergy
From the themed collection: Fuels of the future
Communication

Designing highly efficient enzyme-based carbonaceous foams electrodes for biofuel cells

Catalytic current is 13-fold higher when glucose oxidase is immobilized on new porous carbonaceous electrodes as compared to flat electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Designing highly efficient enzyme-based carbonaceous foams electrodes for biofuel cells
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Communication

An improved microbial fuel cell with laccase as the oxygen reduction catalyst

A biofuel fuel cell consisting of a microbial anode oxidizing organic substrates and an enzymatic cathode reducing oxygen is reported.

Graphical abstract: An improved microbial fuel cell with laccase as the oxygen reduction catalyst
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Paper

Cyanobacteria immobilised in porous silica gels: exploring biocompatible synthesis routes for the development of photobioreactors

Novel living materials, capable of solar energy conversion, were created by immobilising cyanobacteria within porous silica gels, whilst preserving physiological function.

Graphical abstract: Cyanobacteria immobilised in porous silica gels: exploring biocompatible synthesis routes for the development of photobioreactors
From the themed collection: Fuels of the future
Paper

Direct electrochemistry of bilirubin oxidase on three-dimensional gold nanoparticle electrodes and its application in a biofuel cell

A fructose/O2 biofuel cell based on direct electron transfer-type bioelectrocatalysis was constructed by using three-dimensional gold nanoparticle-modified electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Direct electrochemistry of bilirubin oxidase on three-dimensional gold nanoparticle electrodes and its application in a biofuel cell
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Paper

Catalytic gasification of algae in supercritical water for biofuel production and carbon capture

Catalytic gasification of Spirulina platensis in supercritical water opens up a new way to convert captured CO2 to methane within a closed nutrient cycle.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic gasification of algae in supercritical water for biofuel production and carbon capture
From the themed collection: Biofuels
Paper

A high-power glucose/oxygen biofuel cell operating under quiescent conditions

We have successfully demonstrated that four biofuel cell units in series can power a memory-type Walkman and passive speakers for music playback.

Graphical abstract: A high-power glucose/oxygen biofuel cell operating under quiescent conditions
From the themed collection: Biofuels
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About this collection

Energy & Environmental Science is delighted to publish a collection of high-impact articles covering the most important areas of modern biofuels research, from leading experts in the field.

Also included are a selection of Opinion and Analysis articles from the Biofuels themed issue, Guest Edited by Rafael Luque and José Goldemberg.

We believe these timely and insightful articles will be of significant interest to our broad international readership, which spans many communities working in the critically-important energy and global environmental research areas.

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