Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Biorenewable Resources and Technology, Environmental Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites, Center for Crops Utilization Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

3-5-2020

Journal or Book Title

Bioresource Technology Reports

Research Focus Area(s)

Biological and Process Engineering and Technology

DOI

10.1016/j.biteb.2020.100412

Abstract

This study is a comparative evaluation of three approaches to biofuel production from energy crops including biogas, bioethanol and biodiesel to ascertain which one is the most effective and more energy-efficient than the others. Moreover, the potential of biofuel production from the best option was studied. For this purpose, biogas generation from corn silage, bioethanol generation from corn, and biodiesel production from peanuts in Iran (as a case study) were studied. The results revealed that 10,683.36 m3 of biogas, 2.53 m3 of bioethanol and 0.70 m3 of biodiesel could be produced per each hectare of energy crops. The total greenhouse gas emissions for each MJ energy generation of biogas, bioethanol and biodiesel were 0.01, 0.04 and 0.03 kgCO2eq, respectively. Accordingly, the total annual biogas potential from corn silage (as the best option) in Iran is 3953.74 million m3, which is equivalent to 1515.94 million barrels of oil.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Nikkhah, Amin, M. El Haj Assad, Kurt A. Rosentrater, Sami Ghnimi, and Sam Van Haute. "Comparative review of three approaches to biofuel production from energy crops as feedstock in a developing country." Bioresource Technology Reports (2020): 100412. DOI: 10.1016/j.biteb.2020.100412. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

Elsevier Ltd.

Language

en

File Format

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