A mini review on renewable sources for biofuel

Ho, Dang P., Huu, Hao Ngo and Guo, Wenshan (2014) A mini review on renewable sources for biofuel. Bioresource Technology, 169 742-749. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.07.022

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Author Ho, Dang P.
Huu, Hao Ngo
Guo, Wenshan
Title A mini review on renewable sources for biofuel
Journal name Bioresource Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-8524
Publication date 2014-10-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.07.022
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 169
Start page 742
End page 749
Total pages 8
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1502 Bioengineering
2305 Environmental Engineering
2311 Waste Management and Disposal
Abstract Rapid growth in both global energy demand and carbon dioxide emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels has driven the search for alternative sources which are renewable and have a lower environmental impact. This paper reviews the availability and bioenergy potentials of the current biomass feedstocks. These include (i) food crops such as sugarcane, corn and vegetable oils, classified as the first generation feedstocks, and (ii) lignocellulosic biomass derived from agricultural and forestry residues and municipal waste, as second generation feedstocks. The environmental and socioeconomic limitations of the first generation feedstocks have placed greater emphasis on the lignocellulosic biomass, of which the conversion technologies still faces major constraints to full commercial deployment. Key technical challenges and opportunities of the lignocellulosic biomass-to-bioenergy production are discussed in comparison with the first generation technologies. The potential of the emerging third generation biofuel from algal biomass is also reviewed.
Keyword Bioenergy
Agricultural residues
Organic wastes
Energy crops
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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