ABOUT THE JOURNAL

Aim and Scope

International Journal of Biomass and Renewables (IJBR) is an international biannual peer-reviewed journal publishing original research papers, short communications, review articles, case studies and technical data on biomass and renewables utilization for energy and material sources.

Scope of the Journal:

  • Biomass Pre-treatment and Processing: Biomass pre-treatment involves the preparation of raw biomass materials to improve their suitability for biofuel production. This includes physical, chemical, and biological processes aimed at breaking down complex biomass structures, reducing particle size, increasing surface area, and removing impurities such as lignin and hemicellulose. Effective pre-treatment methods enhance biomass digestibility and accessibility to enzymes or catalysts, ultimately leading to higher biofuel yields and process efficiency.
  • Biofuel Conversion Technologies: Biofuel conversion technologies encompass a wide range of processes for converting biomass feedstocks into liquid, gaseous, or solid biofuels. These include biochemical processes such as fermentation and enzymatic hydrolysis, thermochemical processes like pyrolysis and gasification, and hybrid processes combining both biological and thermochemical steps. Advances in conversion technologies aim to maximize biofuel production while minimizing energy consumption, waste generation, and environmental impact.
  • Biorefinery Concepts and Integration: Biorefinery concepts involve the integrated conversion of biomass into a spectrum of valuable products including biofuels, biochemicals, and biomaterials. Biorefineries aim to optimize resource utilization and minimize waste generation by valorizing all components of biomass feedstocks. Integration of various conversion processes within biorefineries allows for the production of multiple products from diverse biomass feedstocks, contributing to resource efficiency and economic viability.
  • Waste-to-Energy Conversion and Other Renewable Sources: Exploring alternative renewable energy sources beyond traditional biomass, this topic encompasses research on innovative waste-to-energy conversion methods, such as anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis, aimed at transforming organic waste into valuable energy resources. Additionally, it includes solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal energy and fuel cell. Research in this area seeks to enhance energy efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and promote sustainable resource utilization.
  • Environmental Impacts and Sustainability Assessment: Environmental impacts and sustainability assessment involves evaluating the environmental footprint of biomass production, biofuel conversion, and utilization processes. This includes assessing factors such as greenhouse gas emissions, land use change, water consumption, air and water pollution, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem services degradation. Sustainability assessments aim to identify potential environmental risks and trade-offs associated with biomass and biofuel production, guiding the development of environmentally sound practices and policies.
  • Policy, Regulatory Frameworks, Economic Analysis, and Market Trends: Policy, regulatory frameworks, economic analysis, and market trends encompass the legal, institutional, and economic mechanisms governing the biomass and biofuel industry. This includes analyzing government policies, regulations, incentives, and market mechanisms influencing the development, deployment, and adoption of biomass and biofuel technologies. Economic analysis evaluates the costs, benefits, and financial viability of biomass and biofuel projects, while market trends assess demand-supply dynamics, pricing structures, and investment opportunities in the bioenergy sector.

Frequency of Publication

2 issues per year (April and October)

Indexing and Abstracting 

IJBR is indexed and abstracted in MyJurnal MCC and Google Scholar.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

IJBR does not incur any article processing charges for the accepted papers. It’s free of charge to publish with IJBR.