Themed collection Biofuels
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.
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.
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.
Quo vadis biofuels?
In this editorial opinion the problems associated with biofuels are outlined and critically discussed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The critical role of heterogeneous catalysis in lignocellulosic biomass conversion
Heterogeneous catalysis is the key to make biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass a reality.
Biofuels: a technological perspective
Time for biofuels? In this perspective, we highlight the latest technological updates for the production of biofuels for transport.
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.
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.
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.
Production of biodiesel from side-stream refining products
Side-stream refining products and their application for the production of biodiesel/biofuel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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