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Gasoline-Like Biofuel

  • Basanta Kumara Behera
  • Ajit Varma
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Abstract

Biomass is plants’ origin. Biomass includes all of the earth’s living matter, plants and animals and the remains of this living matter. Plant biomass is a renewable energy source that is produced through photosynthesis when plants capture carbon dioxide from the air and combine it with water to form carbohydrates and oxygen under the influence of sunlight. Biomass does not include plant or animal matter that has been converted by geologic processes to create fossil fuels such as oil or coal. Biomass is an industry term for getting energy by burning wood and other organic matter. As an energy source, biomass can either be used directly via combustion to produce heat or indirectly after converting it to various forms of biofuel. Conversion of biomass to biofuel can be achieved by different methods which are broadly classified into thermal, chemical and biochemical methods.

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  • Basanta Kumara Behera
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  • Ajit Varma
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  1. 1.Amity UniversityAmity Institute of Microbial TechnologyNoidaIndia

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