By Isabella Kaminski
Elsevier, which publishes Renewable Energy Focus, has launched a new online search and discovery tool for biofuels.
Elsevier Biofuel provides biofuel managers and research development professionals instant access to the scientific, industrial, and commercial biofuel information to solve their continued innovation requirements.
Elsevier Biofuel aims to help companies make key decisions surrounding the biofuel and the bioenergy markets, making developments in the industry quicker and more efficient.
The Elsevier Biofuel tool allows users to use keywords to pinpoint the exact information needed. Moreover, with the Elsevier Biofuel Tree Thesaurus, research professionals can navigate through over 900 journals and 800 books, and 5.8 million patent documents.
Marcus Gay, Biofuels Information Consultant for Elsevier Biofuels, says: “Bioenergy RD&D (Research, Development and Demonstration) is a complex interdisciplinary challenge. As a former Bioenergy R&D Manager I am acutely aware of the technical, economic and commercial challenges faced by professionals in the industry. Elsevier’s Biofuel Information Discovery Tool pulls together scientific and commercial information enabling researchers to have this critical binocular vision during every stage of the development process.”
Dr Skye Thomas-Hall, Senior Scientist for algae-based biofuel developer Cellana, says: “Having tested the beta version of Elsevier Biofuels discovery tool thoroughly, it became immediately apparent how limiting the information returned from internet only search is, by comparison. The combination of high quality journal, book and patent information in one location, is a huge advantage that increased my efficiency by at least 15-20%.”