Bamboo for Bio-Ethanol
The Bamboo under precision farming along with appropriate Agri inputs, provides cellulosic Ethanol yield of 10,000 to 12,000 lit per acre per year.
The present source of Ethanol is from Sugarcane, which is yielding only 500 litre from an acre of sugarcane while cultivated bamboo similar to that of sugarcane would result in 10,000 litres of Ethanol.
The Green house gas emission is 12% lesser when compared to the production and combustion of Regular diesel.
Advantages of Bio-Ethanol:
- Bio-Ethanol can be used as a transport fuel to replace gasoline, power generation by thermal conversion, fuel cells for thermo chemical reaction, cogeneration systems, feedstocks in chemical industries.
- Exhaust gases of ethanol are much cleaner, it burns more clearly.
- The use of Ethanol blended fuels such as E85(85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) can reduce the net emission of the green house gases.
- Ethanol is considered as renewable energy resource because it is primarily the result of conversion of sun’s energy into usable energy. Creation of ethanol starts with photosynthesis, which causes feedstock, such as Bamboo to grow. These particular feedstocks are processed into ethanol.