Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts by James Weifu Lee (auth.), James W. Lee (eds.)

By James Weifu Lee (auth.), James W. Lee (eds.)

Designed as a textual content not just for college students and researchers, yet someone attracted to eco-friendly know-how, complicated Biofuels and Bioproducts deals the reader an enormous evaluate of the cutting-edge in renewable energies. the common bankruptcy units out to give an explanation for the basics of a brand new expertise in addition to delivering its context within the better box. With contributions from approximately a hundred prime researchers around the globe, the textual content serves as an enormous and well timed inspect this quickly increasing box. The forty chapters that contain complex Biofuels and Bioproducts are handily equipped into the next eight sections: · advent and Brazil's biofuel good fortune · Smokeless biomass pyrolysis for complex biofuels construction and worldwide biochar carbon sequestration · Cellulosic Biofuels · Photobiological creation of complicated biofuels with artificial biology · Lipids-based biodiesels · Life-cycle strength and economics research · High-value algal items and biomethane · Electrofuels

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Subsidies were reduced and ethanol production could not keep up with demand. The production of ethanol leveled off but the total amount being used remained more or less constant because the blend was increased to 25% and more cars were using the blend. Thus, by 1990 a serious supply crises occurred and due to a shortage of the appropriate fuel. The government tried to mitigate the shortage importing ethanol and methanol. Methanol was blended with gasoline and ethanol yielding another fuel that could be used in gasoline cars, freeing more ethanol for the neat ethanol powered ones.

Methanol was blended with gasoline and ethanol yielding another fuel that could be used in gasoline cars, freeing more ethanol for the neat ethanol powered ones. But, the shortage crisis lasting 1 year scared consumers and the sales of neat ethanol cars dropped rapidly: by the year 2000, it was lower than 1% of total new cars sold. Then, after 2003, ethanol consumption rose again, as flexible-fuel engines were introduced in the cars produced in Brazil. These cars are built to use pure ethanol with a high compression ratio (approximately 12:1) but can run with any proportion of ethanol and gasoline, from zero to 100%, as they have sensors that can detect the proportion and adjust the ignition electronically.

2 Technological Concept to Produce Partially Oxygenated Biochar with Higher Cation Exchange Capacity The key concept is the production of a partially oxygenated biochar material, which possesses enhanced cation-exchanging property. The technology concept is based on our recent experimental finding that the oxygen (O) to carbon (C) atom (O:C) ratio in biochar material correlates with its cation-exchange capacity [8, 9]. This makes sense, since the cation-exchanging groups are generally oxygen-containing chemical groups, such as hydroxy (−OH) and carboxyl (−COOH) groups.

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