Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Energy Potential of Agricultural and Forestry By-Products in Peru

Roxana Isabel Bernaola Flores; Carmen Elena Flores Barreda; Diana Carolina Parada Quinayá; Ursula Fabiola Rodríguez Zúñiga

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 27 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.323731.1310

Abstract
  Reducing the demand for fossil fuels and the derived products can be achieved through the development of alternative energy sources. This work presents a countrywide study of the energy potential of lignocellulosic biomass sourced from agro-industrial by-products in the country of Peru. Ranking of the ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Deriving an Alternative Energy Using Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Water Hyacinth, Food Waste, and Cow Manure

Sapna Kinattinkara; Thangavelu Arumugam; Nandhini Samiappan; Vivek Sivakumar; Sampathkumar Velusamy; Mohanraj Murugesan; Manoj Shanmugamoorthy

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 06 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.327715.1325

Abstract
  Increased global energy consumption demands the use of more energy resources, aggravating environmental issues. This study focused on analyzing biogas production from a mixture of cow dung, water hyacinth, and food waste and checking the efficiency of the biogas. The efficiency of biogas production was ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Effect of Pretreatment on the Physical Properties and Heating Values of Briquettes

Toyese Friday Oyewusi; Gabriel Alebiowu; Elizabeth Funmilayo Aransiola; Ayowumi Rita Soji-Adekunle; Busayo Sunday Adeboye

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 15 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.327453.1329

Abstract
  Briquettes from agro-residues have been promoted as a better replacement to firewood and charcoals for heating and cooking in the rural communities. In view of this, a study was carried out to investigate the effect of pretreatment methods on physical properties and heating values of briquettes produced ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Experimental Investigation into the Combustion, Performance, and Emission Characteristics of Oxygenated DEE and Ethanol Blending with KOME Biodiesel Fuelled CI Engine

Krishnarao Rajaram Patil

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 16 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.328607.1330

Abstract
  The present study aims to develop different strategies for better utilization of oxygenated Diethyl ether and ethanol as supplementary fuels by blending them with biodiesel as the base fuel in CI engines. The used biodiesel used was readily available Karanja Oil Methyl Ester (KOME), its scientific name ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Impact of organic hydrocarbons on fuel properties and engine characteristics of thermally cracked cashew nut shell liquid

Gokul Raghavendra Srinivasan; Aditya Mahajan; Rajiv Seth; Rakesh Mahajan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.335041.1349

Abstract
  The present study aims to explore the role of characterized hydrocarbons in thermally cracked shell liquid in determining its overall fuel properties and combustion characteristics in a CI engine. For this purpose, waste shell liquid was extracted from waste cashew nut shell by means of cold extraction ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Biogas Production by Co-Digestion of Food Waste with Sewage Sludge and Poultry Litter: A Way Towards Sustainable Waste-to-Energy Conversion

Uttam Bista; Bhawana Rayamajhi; Bipasyana Dhungana; Sunil Prasad Lohani

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 06 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.333462.1342

Abstract
  Anaerobic digestion is one of the most effective technologies for managing degradable waste, which produces renewable energy and digestate as the byproduct. In this study, sewage sludge (SS), poultry litter (PL), and food waste (FW) were co-digested at ratios (SS:PL:FW 2:1:1) with 8 % total solid content ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Analysis of Biogas Recovery from Liquid Dairy Manure Waste by Anaerobic Digestion

Fatemeh Norouzi; Morteza Hosseinpour; Saeed Talebi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.336371.1354

Abstract
  In this paper, an industrial dairy farm unit was taken as a case study to carry out the applicable technical assessment for the construction of a biogas plant using a combined heat and power (CHP) unit. A comprehensive sensitivity analysis was applied to examine the effectiveness of the operational parameters ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Methyl-Esters from Ternary Oil Blend Using Catalyst Synthesized from Mixed Agro-Wastes

Ayowumi Rita Soji-Adekunle; Betiku Eriola; Abraham A. Asere

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 20 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.317615.1294

Abstract
  This study used ternary substrates consisting of honne, neem, and yellow oleander (HONOYO) oil blend to produce methyl-esters for sustainability of raw materials for biodiesel synthesis. A biomass-based catalyst from calcined mixed agro-wastes consisting of kolanut pod, cocoa pod, and plantain peel ash ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Techno-economic and environmental analysis of digestate treatment after anaerobic digestion process

Morteza Hosseinpour; Ali Nazari; Mahdi Rezaei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 October 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.347330.1390

Abstract
  In this study, the effect of digestate treatment after anaerobic digestion (AD) process in two scenarios have been analyzed for an industrial diary unit in the United States. The first scenario involves production of liquid fertilizer and compost while the other scenario lacks from such treatment process. ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Enhancement of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid extractions into Bio-plastic Production from Renewable Sources

Payam Ghorbannezhad; Behnam Dehbandi; Imtiaz Ali

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 November 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.353576.1415

Abstract
  Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) is recognized as a valuable product of hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) derived from cellulosic materials as an abundant renewable source. It could find future bioplastic application if a feasible separation process is developed. To find a commercially available solvent, FDCA ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Biomass Energy Production in Loka Abaya District, Sidama Region Southern Ethiopia

Ararsa Derese Seboka; Fiseha Bekele Teshome; Motuma Tolera Feyissa

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 November 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.334270.1346

Abstract
  This study was conducted in the Loka Abaya District of Sidama Region, Southern Ethiopia to assess the environmental impacts of biomass energy production with particular emphasis on charcoal and firewood. The data collection was undertaken using the questionnaire survey administered to 186 randomly selected ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Energy Analysis of Utilizing Biomass Gasification to Partially Substitution Fossil Fuels in an IBG-GT-ST-Kalina Cycle

Mohammad Hosseinpour; Hassan Ali Ozgoli; Seyed Alireza Haji Seyed Mirza Hosseini; Amir Hooman Hemmasi; Ramin Mehdipour

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 75-86

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.321835.1307

Abstract
  In this study, the partial alteration of fuel consumption of combined cycle power plants was investigated and analyzed using an innovative model. This system is applicable using the fuel derived from the biomass gasification process. For this purpose, energy modeling of an advanced gasification system ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Trends of Progress in Setting up Biorefineries in Developing Countries: A Review of Bioethanol Exploration in Nigeria

Toyese Oyegoke; Emo Obadiah; Francis Adah; John E. Oguche; Geoffrey T. Timothy; Ismail A. Mantu; Abubakar D. Ado

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 37-52

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.278037.1197

Abstract
  In recent times, limitations and adverse effects of fossil fuels have significantly attracted researchers' attention to green fuels worldwide, especially in developed nations. As a way of assessing this actualization of biorefineries establishment in developing nations, this report surveys the works ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Chlorella vulgaris Cultivation Using Triangular External Loop Airlift Photobioreactor: Hydrodynamic and Mass Transfer Studies

Shiva Shadpour; ALi Pirouzi; Mohsen Nosrati; Hoda Hamze

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 93-105

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.290449.1216

Abstract
  Long mixing time, high power consumption, and small mass transfer coefficients are common problems in the photobioreactor design for microalgae culture which have a great effect on system efficiency and performance, CO2 stabilization, and biomass production. In this study, a special design of the triangular ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Simplex Centroid Mixture Design for Optimizing and Promoting the Anaerobic Co-Digestion Performance of Sheep Blood and Cheese Whey

Rasoul Aydram; Hossein Haji Agha Alizade; Majid Rasouli; Behdad Shadidi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 8-15

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.251583.1151

Abstract
  Reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and global warming can be made possible by discovering alternative energies and reduced dependence on fossil fuels. Biogas is considered as one of the alternatives to fossil fuels. This study investigates anaerobic co-digestion for the development of biogas with ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
The Assessment of Effect of Fatty Acid Profile on the Physical Properties and Emission Characteristics of New Feedstocks Used for Biodiesel

Farid Jafarihaghighi; Hasanali Bahrami; Mehdi Ardjmand; Mehrdad Mirzajanzadeh

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 26-35

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.257527.1161

Abstract
  The present study uses three generations of biodiesels and studies their effects on physical properties and exhaust gases. They are comprised of Palmaria palmate oil (third generation), Eucheuma spinosum oil (third generation), Eucheuma cottonii oil (third generation), Common wormwood oil (second generation), ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Bioethanol Production from Wastes: An Experimental Evaluating Study for Iran

Abolfazl Taherzadeh Fini; Abolfazl Fattahi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 86-93

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.255487.1156

Abstract
  Energy crisis in the world motivates countries to hire new and renewable energies. One of the main and valuable renewable sources of energy is agricultural waste. This is widely disposed of through the world during the harvest, packing, and transportation. In many countries, agricultural waste is considerably ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Evaporation Characteristics of Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel Droplets on Hot Surfaces

Mehdi Zare; Barat Ghobadian; Seyed Reza Hassan-Beygi; Gholamhasan Najafi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 1-7

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.104159

Abstract
  In CI engines, the evaporation rate of fuel on various hot surfaces, including the combustion chamber, has a significant effect on deposit formation and accumulation, the exhaust emissions of PM and NOx, and their efficiency. Therefore, the evaporation of liquid fuel droplets impinging on hot surfaces ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Energy Modeling and Techno-Economic Analysis of a Biomass Gasification-CHAT-ST Power Cycle for Sustainable Approaches in Modern Electricity Grids

Saeed Hosseinpour; Seyed Alireza Haji Seyed Mirza Hosseini; Ramin Mehdipour; Amir Hooman Hemmasi; Hassan Ali Ozgoli

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 43-51

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.106780

Abstract
  In this study, an advanced combined power generation cycle was evaluated to obtain sustainable energy with high power and efficiency. This combined cycle includes biomass gasification, the Cascaded Humidified Advanced Turbine (CHAT), and the steam turbine. The fuel consumed by the system is derived from ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Surfactant-Aided Phosphoric Acid Pretreatment to Enable Efficient Bioethanol Production from Glycyrrhiza Glabra Residue

Amir Goshadrou

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 10-15

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.101505

Abstract
  Glycyrrhiza glabra residue (GGR) was efficiently subjected to concentrated phosphoric acid (PA) pretreatment with/without surfactant assistance, and promising results were obtained following separate enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation (SHF) of the biomass. Pretreatment was carried out using 85 % PA ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Thermogravimetric and Kinetic Study of Pyrolysis of Corn Cob Biomass

Thenmozhia Pitchai; Rekha Babu; Saravanathamizhan Ramanujam; Iyappan Kuttalam

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 35-40

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.102816

Abstract
  Agricultural residues are potential renewable biomass sources for bio-energy production. The objective of the work is to determine the pyrolysis kinetic parameters of corn cob biomass. Three different heating rates of 10, 20, and 30 °C/min were taken into account in the thermogravimetric analysis. ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Immobilizing Phosphotungstic Acid on Al2O3-ZnO Nano Mixed Oxides as Heterogeneous Catalyst for Biodiesel Production by Esterification of Free Fatty Acids

Tazkieh Gilvari; Behzad Aghabarari; Mohammad Pazouki

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 1-6

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.98890

Abstract
  This study investigated the esterification reaction of different carboxylic acids (Acetic acid, Palmitic acid, and Oleic acid) and ethanol by ZnO, Al2O3-ZnOmixed oxide, and phosphotungestic acid (10 wt %) immobilized on the Al2O3-ZnOmixed oxide. The heterogeneous catalysts were characterized by XRD, ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Considering an Up-Flow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket for the Treatment of Spearmint Essential Oil Wastewater and Biogas Production

Bahman Heydari; Shahin Rafiee; Elham Abdollahzadeh Sharghi; Seyed Saeid Mohtasebi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 1-7

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.95564

Abstract
  The aromatic and dark-colored spearmint essential oil wastewater (SEOW) generally contains a large amount of organic matter, including chemical oxygen demand (COD), phenolic compounds, and inorganic contents. In this study, the pollutant removal performance and biogas production rate of an up-flow anaerobic ...  Read More