A REVIEW ON RENEWABLE BIOFUEL PRODUCTION FROM BIOMASS
Author(s):
Prof. Pushparaj Singh, Shrish Chandra Gupta
ISSN:
2349-6002
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A REVIEW ON RENEWABLE BIOFUEL PRODUCTION FROM BIOMASSInternational Journal of Innovative Research in Technology(www.ijirt.org) ,ISSN: 2349-6002 ,Volume 6 ,Issue 5 ,Page(s):4-9 ,September 2019 ,Available :IJIRT148665_PAPER.pdf
Keywords:
Biomass, Pelletization, Bio Fuel, Pellets, Renewable
Abstract
Awareness of climate change and the likelihood that we will run out of fossil fuels is encouraging the development and use of renewable energy. The need for energy sources with low greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable production encourages the search for alternative biomass sources. However, the use of biomass fuels faces the problem of storage, transport and lower energy densities. Low-density values can negatively affect energy density, leading to an increase in transportation and storage costs. Use of pellets as alternative biomass source is a way to reduce the volume of biomass by densification, which improves their energy quality. Renewable energy currently accounts for only 8% of total global energy consumption, but estimated that it will reach 30% by 2050 if renewable energy is continuously researched and developed. European countries, the US and Canada lead wood pellet production, accounting for over 90% of the global volume. Asia and South America have enormous potential to contribute to global production and consumption of wood pellets, yet they have produce very small quantities and lack coherent strategies and policies to increase capacity. Experts encouraged the use of wood pellets, because they are easy to handle and use and are generally very safe, cost efficient and environmentally friendly. However, by 2011, only 22 million tonnes of pellets were used for fuel (0.38 EJ), about 1% of the global biomass consumption (55EJ) (WBA, 2014). Therefore, to increase their use and to become a significant global energy source, more study is needed, including how to address environmental and health concerns culminating in global policies, standards and strategies. They are produced by diverse biomass resources and mainly from wood materials. In all cases, it is important to evaluate the fuel characteristics, to determine their suitability on the heating system and handling properties.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5

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