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Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
Dr. S. Rao Chitikela
RC-WEE Solutions, Dublin, OH, USA

Towards Sustainable Biofuel Production from Plants and Microbes

Abstract submission deadline
30 April 2023
Manuscript submission deadline
30 June 2023
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Dear Colleagues,

Replacing fossil fuels with biofuels has some benefits; however, they may also have some undesirable effects. Biofuels have the potential to reduce greenhouse gases and increase farm income, although their potential drawbacks include changes in land use that may increase erosion, water pollution, and put pressure on water resources and increase food prices. First-generation biofuels are composed of corn, sorghum, sugar cane, sugar beets, soybeans, canola, palm oil, and animal fats. The United States is the leading country in biofuel production, followed by Brazil and Indonesia, with the world biofuel production expected to increase from 157 billion liters in 2021 to 186 billion liters in 2026. There is a need to develop novel technology to commercialize cellulose ethanol and biomass liquid fuels using non-food crops, with great potential for producing bioenergy from micro-algae, macro-algae, and cyanobacteria.

Prof. Dr. William Frederick Ritter
Dr. S. Rao Chitikela
Topic Editors


  • ethanol
  • biodiesel
  • water quality
  • water resources
  • greenhouse gases
  • erosion

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