Tremendous population growth and industrialization have increased energy consumption unprecedentedly. The depletion of fossil-based energy supplies necessitates the exploration of solar, geothermal, wind, hydrogen, biodiesel, etc. as a clean and renewable energy source. Most of these energy sources are intermittent, while bioelectricity, biodiesel, and biohydrogen can be produced using abundantly available organic wastes regularly. The production of various energy resources requires materials that are costly and affect the applicability at a large scale. Biomass-derived materials (biochar) are getting attention in the field of bioenergy due to their simple method of synthesis, high surface area, porosity, and availability of functional groups for easy modification. Biochar synthesis using various techniques is discussed and their use as an electrode (anodic/cathodic) in a microbial fuel cell (MFC), catalysts in transesterification, and anaerobic digestion for energy production are reviewed. Renewable energy production using biochar would be a sustainable approach to create an energy secure world.
Influence of chemical and physical properties of activated carbon powders on oxygen reduction and microbial fuel cell performance
Nonactivated and activated biochar derived from bananas as alternative cathode catalyst in microbial fuel cells
Pretreatment of lignocellulose: Formation of inhibitory by-products and strategies for minimizing their effects
Low-cost adsorbent derived and in situ nitrogen/iron co-doped carbon as efficient oxygen reduction catalyst in microbial fuel cells
Effect of biochar addition on hydrogen and methane production in two-phase anaerobic digestion of aqueous carbohydrates food waste
Biomass-Derived Porous Fe3 C/Tungsten Carbide/Graphitic Carbon Nanocomposite for Efficient Electrocatalysis of Oxygen Reduction
Evaluating the effectiveness of various biochars as porous media for biodiesel synthesis via pseudo-catalytic transesterification
Activated microporous-mesoporous carbon derived from chestnut shell as a sustainable anode material for high performance microbial fuel cells
Pollution from Fossil-Fuel Combustion is the Leading Environmental Threat to Global Pediatric Health and Equity: Solutions Exist
Enhanced electron transfer mediator based on biochar from microalgal sludge for application to bioelectrochemical systems
Bread-derived 3D macroporous carbon foams as high performance free-standing anode in microbial fuel cells
Concomitant use of Azolla derived bioelectrode as anode and hydrolysate as substrate for microbial fuel cell and electro-fermentation applications
Recent developments in pretreatment technologies on lignocellulosic biomass: Effect of key parameters, technological improvements, and challenges
Conversion of waste cooking oil into biodiesel using heterogenous catalyst derived from cork biochar
Investigating the specific role of external load on the performance versus stability trade-off in microbial fuel cells
Calcium-Loaded Municipal Sludge-Biochar as an Efficient and Stable Catalyst for Biodiesel Production from Vegetable Oil
Application of macroalgal biomass derived biochar and bioelectrochemical system with Shewanella for the adsorptive removal and biodegradation of toxic azo dye
Integrated biorefinery routes of biohydrogen: Possible utilization of acidogenic fermentative effluent
Renewable biohydrogen production from lignocellulosic biomass using fermentation and integration of systems with other energy generation technologies.
Lipid content, biomass density, fatty acid as selection markers for evaluating the suitability of four fast growing cyanobacterial strains for biodiesel production.
Adsorptive removal of crude petroleum oil from water using floating pinewood biochar decorated with coconut oil-derived fatty acids.
Co-production of hydrogen and electricity from macroalgae by simultaneous dark fermentation and microbial fuel cell.
Performance of a dual-chamber microbial fuel cell as biosensor for on-line measuring ammonium nitrogen in synthetic municipal wastewater.
Patterns of heavy metal resistant bacterial community succession influenced by biochar amendment during poultry manure composting.
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