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Challenges and Opportunities in Biofuel Production

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Sustainable Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2022) | Viewed by 831

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Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Faculty of Geoengineering, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Sloneczna St. 45G, 10-709 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: methane fermentation; biohydrogen production; ADM1; modeling of anaerobic digestion
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Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Faculty of Geoengineering, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Sloneczna St. 45G, 10-709 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: valorization of agri-food waste; wastewater treatment; membrane filtration
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biofuels, as a major energy resource, have the potential to fulfill global energy demand. Although fossil fuels have long been used as the world’s primary source of energy, these fuels are unsustainable, and their combustion causes environmental issues. Biofuels offer numerous advantages with respect to energy security, economics, and the environment. However, several challenges must be overcome to realize these benefits.

This Special Issue is seeking contributions that focus on the following biological methods:

  • alcoholic fermentation of raw materials containing carbohydrates to bioethanol;
  • methane fermentation of waste and plant biomass, as a result of which biogas containing methane and carbon dioxide is produced;
  • dark fermentation of waste, leading to the production of gas containing hydrogen and carbon dioxide;
  • production of biohydrogen with the use of algae (biophotolysis) or bacteria (photofermentation);
  • biodiesel production from renewable sources and microalgae;
  • production of butanol by the anaerobic fermentation of raw and lignocellulosic materials.

This Special Issue is open to research, case studies, or review papers that contributing to advances in biofuel production.

Dr. Katarzyna Bułkowska
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Zielińska
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • biohydrogen
  • biomethane
  • bioethanol
  • biobutanol
  • biodiesel
  • biophotolysis
  • anaerobic digestion

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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