Assessing the theoretical prospects of bioethanol production as a biofuel from agricultural residues in bangladesh: A review

Monirul Islam Miskat, Ashfaq Ahmed, Hemal Chowdhury, Tamal Chowdhury, Piyal Chowdhury, Sadiq M. Sait, Young Kwon Park

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Abstract

This study reviewed the aspects of the production of bioethanol from the agricultural residues available in Bangladesh. The crop residues such as rice, wheat, sugarcane, corn, cotton, jute, and sugarcane have great potential for energy generation in a sustainable and eco-friendly way in Bangladesh, as these residues are available in large quantities. Bioethanol is an alternative fuel to gasoline that provides comparable performance results. Bioethanol from these residues can be used for transportation purposes, as it does not require any major modifications to the spark-ignition engine configuration when using E5 blend (5% Ethanol mixed with 95% of the gasoline). In Bangladesh, approximately 65.36 Mt of agricultural residues are available from the major crops, from which 32 Mt bioethanol can be generated. This study is expected to provide useful concise data with regards to the beneficial utilization of agricultural residues for bioethanol production in Bangladesh.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8583
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Agricultural residues
  • Bangladesh
  • Bioenergy
  • Bioethanol

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