Special Issue "Alternative Fuels for the Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) 2013"


A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Talal Yusaf
Director, International Sponsor Engagement and Research Partnerships (ISERP); Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Health Engineering and Sceinces, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
Website: http://apps.usq.edu.au/StaffSearch/default.aspx?staffsearchaction=showdetails&staffsearchusername=yusaft
E-Mail: yusaft@usq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 4631 1373
Fax: +61 7 4631 2526
Interests: renewable energy; biofuel; bioenergy; water treatment; microalgae; IC engines and emissions; biogas applications; energy recovery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent increased demand for energy associated with conventional fossil fuel has drawn attention to issues such as high production costs, depletion and emissions. These problems are the main factors behind the focus on alternative fuels in recent years. Energy security is another factor driving the push toward alternative fuels and reducing the demand on exporting oil. It is important for alternative fuels to be renewable, have less impact on the environment and be compatible with currently available technology.
This special issue addresses the challenges associated with biofuel production and applications. Biofuels physical and chemical properties as well as their gaseous and particulate emission will be considered. State-of-the-art biotechnological methods for optimal biofuel production, technological achievements for biofuel-powered IC engines and future directions in biofuel research are also considered.

Dr. Talal Yusaf
Guest Editor


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• biofuels productions
• biofuels from different agriculture sectors
• bio-fuel mechanical and chemical properties
• engine performance using different alternative fuels
• ethanol/Methanol in diesel engine
• energy-saving methods for waste engine oil recycling
• bio-lubricant
• economic optimization of biofuel powered IC engines
• energy optimization using alternative fuels
• green gas emission
• viability and sustainability of biofuels
• policy in biofuels promotions
• biogas - productions and applications

Published Papers (1 paper)

Energies 2013, 6(8), 3764-3806; doi:10.3390/en6083764
Received: 20 May 2013; in revised form: 11 July 2013 / Accepted: 12 July 2013 / Published: 29 July 2013
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Last update: 20 November 2012

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