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Coconut Shell as a Promising Resource for Future Biofuel Production

  • A. Archana
  • M. Vijay Pradhap SinghEmail author
  • S. Chozhavendhan
  • G. Gnanavel
  • S. Jeevitha
  • A. Muthu Kumara Pandian
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Abstract

Production of biofuel is an upcoming and crucial field in environmental biotechnology, due to the rising energy crisis and increase in the cost of the commercially available fossil fuel across the world. This has attracted many researchers to take a series of steps to find a resolution and to develop economically feasible source to produce as an alternative fuel. Many local communities who own small scale industries are not aware of how potential the coconut shell is, used as a biofuel. As the cost of petroleum price is increasing, simultaneously with the increase in demand of the same with depleting energy sources and supply, there arises an urge to go for eco-friendly and sustainable process for the production of biofuel. Coconut shell is being used by farmers as organic fertilizer as it has the capacity to conserve the moisture in the farm land and also it helps in the reduction in the nutrient loss during farming. In the course of time, the coconut shell is modified into compost by which it exhibits the property of fertilizer. So, if the coconut shell is being taken up as a source to produce biofuel, with low cost, it reduces the pollution due to carbon dioxide emission and it’s by product can be used as fertilizer.

Keywords

Coconut shell Biofuel Energy Fertilizer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Archana
    • 1
  • M. Vijay Pradhap Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Chozhavendhan
    • 1
  • G. Gnanavel
    • 1
  • S. Jeevitha
    • 1
  • A. Muthu Kumara Pandian
    • 1
  1. 1.Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women (Autonomous)TiruchengodeIndia

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