Biofuels: how they can improve the world

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Editor's Name:

Marcelo Francisco Pompelli
Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil
Associate Professor

A K M Aminul Islam
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
Gazipur, Bangladesh Scentist

Santosh Ranjan Mohanty
Indian Institute of Soil Science Nabibagh, Bhopal, India
Senior Scientist

Introduction of the special issue

It is no news that the world needs energy, because it moves the economy, industry from the production of food in the field to the transformation of materials into secondary products or manufactured.

Currently, the main sources of energy are hydroelectric, wind or photovoltaic energy. Researchers from around the world, nations and international politics, are trying at all costs, to insert in the energy matrix of the countries renewable energy sources, the famous biofuels and among them we can mention biodiesel, which moves motors, power generators and much of the global economy.

There are several researchers around the world researching renewable forms of energy and among them are biofuels. They can be produced from cyanobacteria to woody plants containing oil seeds. Even though the main species with potential for biodiesel are soybeans, corn, sugarcane and palm trees,there are many other species that can be used for the production of biodiesel. This special volume will try to present them in a more systematic way, trying to present to the scientific community the main forms and systems of production of biofuels. This special volume, however, will focus on biofuels produced by plant species, crop or not crop species.

This special issue is focused for the discussion of these arguments.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Advantages and disadvantages of using Jatropha curcas oil
Ecophysiological strategies in responses to the environment stresses
Selection of the best genotypes for commercial use
Economic potential for inter-specific hybridization of Jatropha curcas with other species to increase productivity and improvement in cultural dealings
Crop productivity
Economic potential for inter-specific hybridization of Jatropha curcas
Genetic diversity
Methods of propagation
Crop water and nutrient requirements

Instructions for authors:
Manuscript Due: Friday, 31 August, 2018

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