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Production of Renewable fuel from a high invasive risk native plant

Brighten Balakrishnan, R. Chinnadurai, K. Kajesh

Abstract


Petroleum has been the transportation fuel of choice for more than a century now, but it’s not the only fuel that can run our cars and trucks. Some of the most promising replacements for oil come from organic biomass, including crops such as corn, switch grass, eucalyptus, soybeans and algae, wood, the main sources for the renewable fuels in use today. Bioethanol and Biodiesel are the most widely used renewable fuels .Biofuels can be used in gasoline and diesel engine with lower greenhouse gas emissions. Within the limits of current technology, befouls can be costly and energy-intensive to produce. Major knock against biofuels is that using potential food crops for fuel can reduce availability and raise prices of those crops. How successful biofuels will be in the future will depend on how well researchers are able to overcome these obstacles. In this paper we have demonstrated the production of bioethanol from a high invasive risk plants Acacia planifrons,Prosopis juliflora, widely available in India which absorbs underground water and spoils the soil fertility.The complete utilization of plant for both biofuel and electricity generation has been discussed in this paper.


Keywords


Petroleum, Biomass, Bio-ethanol, Electricity.

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