New journal launched covering biofuels, bioproducts and biorefining
March 8, 2008 by Manure Manager
As societies around the globe look
to reduce their dependence on petroleum-based fuels, plants and other
biobased materials are being viewed as the raw materials for fuels,
chemicals and other products.
As societies around the globe look to reduce their dependence on petroleum-based fuels, plants and other biobased materials are being viewed as the raw materials for fuels, chemicals and other products. But making the change to products made from renewable resources will require new skills, knowledge and research.
To help a wide variety of institutions understand and better manage the bioeconomy transition, a new journal – Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining (BioFPR)–– has been launched.
BioFPR bills itself as the definitive source of information on sustainable products, fuels and energy. Each issue will present a mix of news, patent intelligence and feature articles, as well as peer-reviewed articles.
The journal is published by the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
“This is not another technical journal,” explains Dr. Bruce Dale, a chemical engineering and materials science researcher at the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) and editor of the new journal. “Many good technical journals already exist in related fields. BioFPR will provide reviews by recognized experts across the breadth of related issues, perspective pieces and many other services to help move the bioeconomy forward.”