Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining

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Edited By: Professor Bruce E. Dale

Impact Factor: 4.416

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 14/88 (Energy & Fuels); 21/161 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1932-1031

Associated Title(s): Chemistry & Industry, Energy Science & Engineering, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Pest Management Science, Polymer International


Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining is a vital source of information on sustainable products, fuels and energy. Examining the spectrum of international scientific research and industrial development along the entire supply chain, The journal publishes a balanced mixture of peer-reviewed critical reviews, commentary, business news highlights, policy updates and patent intelligence. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining is dedicated to fostering growth in the biorenewables sector and serving its growing interdisciplinary community by providing a unique, systems-based insight into technologies in these fields as well as their industrial development.

Complementary content is presented at the supporting web portal, the dedicated online resource for the biorenewables community. Access the latest product news, features and information, plus up-to-date patent intelligence. Register today to and receive free monthly e-newsletters for the latest developments in biofuels, bioproducts and biorefining at

Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining is an exciting new review and commentary journal published as a cooperative venture of SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Aims and Scope

Topics covered by the journal include:

Feedstock design and production

  • Plant biology for the design of biomass feedstocks, including cell wall composition and the production of chemicals within the plant
  • Plant biotechnology and genomics for the design of biomass feedstocks
  • Agriculture, agronomy, forestry and silviculture in relation to feedstock production
  • Utilisation of organic residues, including animal fats, as feedstock for biobased products

Biomass treatment and conversion

  • Biomass pretreatment and fractionation, including chemical and physical methods
  • Enzymatic hydrolysis of biomass to sugars, including novel enzyme discovery
  • Biological and chemical conversion of sugars to chemicals and other bioproducts (including fermentation, metabolic engineering of microbes and novel catalysts)
  • Thermochemical conversion technologies, including gasification and pyrolysis of biomass, as well as cleaning and conditioning of the resultant gaseous or liquid fuels
  • Transesterification of vegetable and animal oils to produce biodiesel, including novel catalysts
  • Optimisation of biodiesel quality and stability, including use as a fuel additive

Separation and process technology

  • Separation and purification of biomass-derived fuels and chemicals, including green chemistry
  • Biorefinery process integration

Industrial development

  • A systems approach to growing, harvesting, supplying and processing biomass into products
  • Matching biobased products with market needs, including institutional and consumer/market barriers to the increased use of biobased products
  • Sustainability of biobased fuels and chemicals, including sustainability framework and criteria development
  • Integrating the production of food, feed and traditional forest products with biobased fuels and chemicals
  • Implications of expanding biobased fuel and chemical production for the forest and agriculture sectors, including land use competition as well as symbiotic interactions.
  • Biofuel cells

Business and commercial news content

  • Updates on fossil fuels and other traditional sources of fuel and chemicals
  • Business digest, including the state of play of large companies
  • Patent news
  • IP commercialisation news
  • Supply chain issues
  • Supply and demand drivers.


Biofuels, Bioproducts, Biorefining; Plant Biology; Cell Wall Composition; Biomass Feedstock; Plant Biotechnology; Agriculture; Agronomy; Forestry; Silviculture; Utilisation of organic waste; Biobased products; Biomass pretreatment and fractionation; Enzymatic hydrolysis of biomass to sugars; Novel Enzyme Discovery; Biological and chemical conversion; Bioproducts; Fermentation; Metabolic engineering of microbes; Novel catalysts; Separation and purification; Biomass-derived fuels and chemicals; Green Chemistry; Thermochemical conversion; Gasification; Pyrolysis; Biorefinery process integration; Growing; Harvesting; Supplying; Processing; Biobased fuels and chemicals; Forest Products; Environment/Environmental; Fossil Fuels; Industrial Biotechnology; Biorenewables; Energy; Chemical Engineering; Microbiology; Physical Sciences; Bioenergy; Energy Efficiency; Feed Production; Ecosystem; Renewables; Sustainable fuels, Chemicals and Energy; Sustainability; Bioeconomy; Feedstock production; Bioethanol; Biodiesel; Biopolymers; Biomaterials; Transesterification of vegetable and animal oils; Biorefinery; Lignocellulosic feedstock; Cellulosic ethanol

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