Special Issue "Development and Use of New Generation Biofuels in IC Engines"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: renewable biofuels for internal combustion (IC) engines; engine waste energy recovery; 2nd and 3rd generation biofuel production; fuel characterisation and upgradation; performance, emission and combustion characteristics of alternative fuels in IC engines; engine modifications/parameter optimisation; desalination of brackish water using solar energy; biomass energy: resource assessment, conversion, technoeconomic modelling, lifecycle energy and emission analysis; biomass–solar hybrid system; carbon capture and storage; energy storage techniques
Renewable biofuels continue to play an important role in improving the health and wellbeing of the growing population in urban areas. Biofuels provide benefits in two ways: (i) by mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and (ii) by ensuring the energy security. In Europe, biofuels are contributing substantially to achieving a of 10% share of renewable energy in transport fuels by 2020. Biofuel sources should be sustainable. The quality of biofuels varies widely depending on feedstock type and conversion process. Often upgrading of fuels and/or engine modifications are required to use biofuels in the IC engines. Development of biofuels and their combustion strategies in the IC engine is a very important R&D topic. This Special Issue will focus on existing and emerging techniques on upgrading of biofuels, advanced low-temperature combustion, dual-fuel combustion, and lifecycle energy and emission analysis. Topics of interest for publication include but are not limited to:
- Waste-derived biofuels for IC engine application;
- Sustainable biofuels derived from non-edible oils;
- Biofuel chracterisation and upgrade;
- Advanced combustion of biofuels, flexi-fuel and dual-fuel combustion;
- Lifecycle energy and emission analysis of biofuels for IC engine application;
- Blending and emulsification of biofuels;
- New additives, oxidation stability;
- Unrecycled plastic to oil for IC engine application;
- Optimisation of fuel properties and engine perfromance;
- Biofuel–electric hybrid option.
Dr. Abul Kalam Hossain
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- advanced biofuels for IC engines
- biofuels blending and emulsification
- characterisation and upgrade of biofuels
- combustion characteristics of biofuels
- dual-fuel combustion
- liquid and gaseous biofuels for IC engines
- low-temperature combustion of biofuels in IC engines
- lifecycle energy and emission
- optimisation of fuel properties and engine performance