I have found answers to similar questions but none solved my problem. I am not able to get references in a document produced by elsarticle.
For example I fail getting the references when doing as in the following question. elsarticle and natbib problem
But when running BibTeX I get the error message: ERROR - Cannot find control file 'documentname.bcf'! - did you pass the "backend=biber" option to BibLaTeX? INFO - ERRORS: 1
I have the same problem when running the template provided by Elsevier.