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, Volume: 18( 9)

The Production and Use of Liquid Biofuel in the Transportation Sector

Tina Parks Editorial office, London, United Kingdom,

Received: 08-September-2022, Manuscript No. tsbt-22-81250; Editor assigned: 10-September-2022, PreQC No. tsbt-22-81250(PQ); Reviewed: 15-September-2022, QC No. tsbt-22-81250(Q); Revised: 20-September-2022, Manuscript No. tsbt-22-81250(R); Published: 26-September-2022, doi: 10.35248/.22. 0974-7435. 18(9).107-108

Citation:Parks T. The Production and Use of Liquid Biofuel in the Transportation Sector. Biotechnol Ind J. 2022;18(9):107-108.


For use in land, air, and marine transport vehicles that have internal combustion (IC) engines that burn diesel, gasoline, or kerosene, liquid biofuels are considered an alternative fuel. It is predicted that by 2030, it will provide about 10% of the energy needed for transportation, up from 5% in 2018. Liquid biofuel is used in a variety of applications, including ships and aviation, two of the most rapidly growing segments of the transportation industry. Liquid biofuels produced with advanced technology are used to reduce pollution emissions in the atmosphere when compared to fossil fuel-derived engines. Advanced liquid biofuels are the only option for reducing CO2 and have a high specific energy, making them ideal for use in jet fuel.


Liquid Biofuel, Thermochemical and Biological Processes


Another intriguing possibility is to convert syngas into liquid biofuels by combining thermochemical and biological processes. Gasification of wastes into energy is a component of this combined process. Synthesis gas or syngas, followed by carboxydotrophic acetogenic bacteria that transform the gaseous carbon into organic acids, including Acetobacterium woodii, Butyribacterium methylotrophicum, Clostridium carboxidivorans, Eubacterium limosu, Moorella, and Peptostreptococcus productus. The advantages of microbiological processes include low operating temperatures and pressures, high hazard gas tolerance in comparison to chemical catalysts, high substrate specificity, and independence from the H2:CO ratio.

Improved energy independence and lower greenhouse gas emissions are just two of the appealing qualities of liquid biofuels. However, a number of factors could restrict the Market acceptance and biofuel supply. The use of biodiesel and alcohols in internal combustion engines is investigated, as well as the development of flexible fuel vehicle technology. We demonstrate the use of isostoichiometric ternary gasoline, ethanol, and methanol blends as drop-in fuels for E85 flex-fuel vehicles. Fermentation) are two techniques for fermenting sugars in this article about how biofuels can be integrated into a larger sustainable energy system for transportation based on carbon-neutral liquid fuels.

Separation enables a steady advancement of fuel and vehicle technology. Liquid biofuels are used in place of or in addition to diesel oil. Bio Due to the potential for freezing in tanks during the winter, components like bioethanol, biomethanol, esters, dimethyl ethers, pure vegetable oils, and synthetic hydrocarbons are rarely used in Poland. Oil extracted from the seeds of plants like rapeseed, soybean, or sunflower was initially used as a liquid biofuel, either unprocessed or purified. Both plant and animal fatty acid methyl esters started to be used as biodiesel components when the FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters) extraction process gained popularity. FAME is produced because the raw materials used to make them are less viscous than the raw materials used to produce them. While waste oils are increasingly being used, FAME is typically the first generation of biofuels. Despite this, the production of third-generation biofuels from algae and second-generation biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass is rapidly rising. due to legislative changes intended to stop producing biofuels from agricultural raw materials. It takes several stages to transform plant biomass into second generation biofuels. Proper plant material preparation is the first step (called effective pretreatment). This is without a doubt the most important step in the production of second-generation bioethanol. because it interferes with the effective use of the raw materials. The raw material, which has a dense and complex structure, must first be mechanically, chemically, and biologically prepared.

because it does not produce bioethanol. Following enzymatic hydrolysis of biomass, which involves converting polysaccharides into fermentable sugars (where selecting efficient enzyme preparations is crucial), ethanol fermentation is carried out using the right microorganisms. A two-step process called SHF (Separate Hydrolysis and Fermentation) and SSF (Simultaneous Saccharification and Hydrolysis and Fermentation) begins with hydrolysis and ends with the fermentation of ethanol.

The conditions of the reaction can be changed in this way, but SSF is a quicker and more effective technique that involves simultaneous hydrolysis and fermentation. Although it requires the use of microorganisms that can withstand higher temperatures, this method of producing biofuel does not impair enzyme function.

To create biofuel, distillery yeast converts glucose into ethanol and carbon dioxide. But before ethanol can be used in the transportation industry, distillation and dehydration are necessary. Using liquid biofuels rather than diesel and diesel would unquestionably have a lower environmental impact. But just like any other product, liquid biofuels have benefits and drawbacks. The use of numerous enzymes, whose production and use raises costs and places a financial burden on the environment, as well as energy and cost consumption, are the most significant of these. As a result, research and development on advanced biofuels are still in their infancy, with the main goals being to increase production efficiency and decrease the price of producing bioethanol. The slow mass transfer rate from gas to liquid, which requires specific reactor designs, is the biggest drawback.

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