Potential and technological advancement of biofuels

Olaganathan, Rajee, Koh Qi Shen, Fabian, Lim Jun, Shen, Kwa Liang, Hao, Cher Kiat, Gabriel, Tan Kok, Ann, and Seetho, Alistair (2014) Potential and technological advancement of biofuels. International Journal of Advanced Scientific and Technical Research, 4 (4). pp. 12-29.

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This scientific paper examines the feasibility of biofuels as a solution to the world's energy crisis. It studies the development of the four different generations of biofuel that have been discerned over the years, determining the pros and cons of each. The paper further investigates the issues concerning each generation, and determines how their successors have solved and improved on those problems. In order to give the reader an unbiased perspective, the paper studies both general advantages and disadvantages that encompasses social, economic and environmental impacts. Research and development on the first two generations of biofuels have matured, and case studies have been used to allude to their current applications. The challenge of making third and fourth generation biofuels economically viable has also been highlighted due to their significant environmental and production benefits over the first two generations. The prospects of third and fourth generation biofuels have also been looked into to determine its outlook in the near future. If these next generation biofuels can garner enough support and become cost-competitive, mankind's quest for an alternative, renewable source of energy may finally be completed.

Item ID: 34258
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2249-9954
Keywords: biofuel, energy, sustainability, biomass, microalgae, microbes, renewable
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Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 04:14
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1002 Environmental Biotechnology > 100299 Environmental Biotechnology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
10 TECHNOLOGY > 1003 Industrial Biotechnology > 100302 Bioprocessing, Bioproduction and Bioproducts @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences @ 100%
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