Fuels from Biomass

Fuels from Biomass

Ferruccio Trifirò

Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale “Toso Montanari” Viale Risorgimento N.4 40136 Bologna, Italy

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25 January 2019
22 March 2019
31 March 2019
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Against the climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions, one of the several solutions is the use of biofuels. Biofuels are biomethane, biodiesel, bioethanol, GTL, DME, biobutanol, biohydrogen and BTL. Biomethane is produced by anaerobic fermentation of organic wastes. Bioethanol is produced from fermentation of sugar crops but also from lignocellulosic wastes. Biobutanol is produced by fermentation of food crops or from lignocellulosic wastes. GTL and DME and biohydrogen are produced essentially by gasification of biomass. However, agricultural and forest waste and energy crops that make up marginal land should be used as biomass.


biofuels, biomethan, biodiesel, bioethanol, biobutanol, biohydrogen

1. Introduction
2. From Bonfire to Biorefineries
3. Energy from Biomass
4. Biofuels against Climate Changes
5. Conclusions

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