An Introduction to Bioethanol and Its Prospects in Bangladesh: A Review

Journal of Energy Research and Reviews, 2(2): 1-12, 2019

12 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2019

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Maruf Mostofa

Institute of Seed Technology, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Date Written: January 4, 2019

Abstract

This study aims to present a comprehensive review of bioethanol, its prospects, and also to estimate a potential source for commercial bioethanol production in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, the primary source of fuel comes from natural gas and petroleum oil. But the total output of fossil fuel is incapable of meeting the annual fuel demand. And also, the natural reserves are insufficient to meet the energy demand for long-term economic development. To meet the demand every year Bangladesh needs to import a huge amount of petroleum oil from overseas markets. In this situation, to manage the future demand, production of renewable energy may be an alternative solution. Bioethanol production from potato and potato peel waste maybe a prospective source of renewable energy. It can use as an alternative clean-burning fuel by replacing with regular vehicle fuel. It can not only save huge foreign currency but also lessen greenhouse effect in the environment. In this scenario, there is a huge prospect to introduce bioethanol as an alternative fuel in Bangladesh.

Keywords: Bioethanol; Biofuel; Potato; Alternative Fuel; Bangladesh

Suggested Citation

Mostofa, Maruf, An Introduction to Bioethanol and Its Prospects in Bangladesh: A Review (January 4, 2019). Journal of Energy Research and Reviews, 2(2): 1-12, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3310680

Maruf Mostofa (Contact Author)

Institute of Seed Technology, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University ( email )

Sher-e-Bangla Nagor
Dhaka, Dhaka 1207
Bangladesh

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