Elsevier Launches Biofuel Research and Discovery Tool, Accelerating BioEnergy Research and Development

New tool enables the successful commercialisation of alternative energy technologies

New York, NY, 21 July 2011
– Elsevier, the world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Elsevier Biofuel, an online search and discovery tool that provides biofuel managers and research development professionals instant access to the highest level of scientific, industrial, and commercial information to solve their continued innovation requirements. Through a wealth of content and information, Elsevier Biofuel will assist companies in making key decisions surrounding the Biofuel and the Bio-energy markets, making developments in the industry quicker and more efficient.

“BioEnergy RD&D (Research, Development and Demonstration) is a complex interdisciplinary challenge,” commented Marcus Gay, Biofuels Information Consultant, Elsevier Biofuel. “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.”

The Elsevier Biofuel tool allows users to drill down to keywords that pinpoint the exact information needed. Moreover, with the Elsevier Biofuel Tree Thesaurus (EBTT), research professionals can easily and accurately navigate through more than 900 journals and 800 books, 5.8 million patent documents, enriched with 500,000 domain specific keywords in the thesaurus and growing. The platform also allows users to compare high-quality data specific to the biofuels industry including information on how to:

  • solve problems with existing scientific knowledge
  • research new, promising advanced technologies
  • compare applicable approved pathways and methodologies
  • minimise waste in resources

“Having tested the beta version of Elsevier Biofuel discovery tool thoroughly, it became immediately apparent how limiting the information returned from internet only search is, by comparison”, said Dr. Skye Thomas-Hall, Senior Scientist, Cellana LLC, (a subsidiary of Cellana, Inc. a Kona-headquartered developer of algae-based biofuels and Bioproducts). “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%.”


About Elsevier Biofuels
Elsevier Biofuels online discovery platform was designed specifically to help Biofuels R&D professionals find solutions to R&D problems faster and support R&D investments decisions. For further product information, please visit www.info.elsevier-biofuel.com

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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