Potential of bioethanol production from agricultural wastes in Iran

Najafi, G. and Ghobadian, B. and Tavakoli, T. and Yusaf, T. (2009) Potential of bioethanol production from agricultural wastes in Iran. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13 (6-7). pp. 1418-1427. ISSN 1364-0321

Abstract

The production of bioethanol from agricultural residues such as wheat, barley, sugar cane, corn and rice in Iran is investigated in this paper. In Iran, agricultural residues are not commonly used for energy application. This paper aims to cover several perspectives on the size of the bioethanol feedstock resource in Iran. Crop residues and sugar cane bagasse are included in feedstock for production of bioethanol. There are approximately 17.86 MT of wasted crops in Iran that can potentially produce 4.91 GL of bioethanol per year. Wheat, sugar cane bagasse, rice, barely and corn are the most favourable bioethanol production source in Iran. Agricultural waste materials can be used for production of bioethanol fuel. Bioethanol can be considered as the optimum alternative fuel for gasoline. Bioethanol is an environmentally friendly fuel and has the potential to provide comparable engine performance results.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Dr Talal Yusaf
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 10:36
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodiesel production; agricultural waste; bioenthanol; bioethanol feedstock; renewable energy
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070304 Crop and Pasture Biomass and Bioproducts
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090202 Automotive Engineering Materials
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850501 Biofuel (Biomass) Energy
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2008.08.010
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5137

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