A major challenge to reducing our dependence on fossil fuel resources is the production of sustainable liquid fuels. Ethanol is amongst the most well-known liquid fuels and has been used for car engines since the late 1800s (Rothmann et al. 1983). Ethyl alcohol, or chemically, C 2H 5OH or EtOH, can be produced from renewable biomass materials and is therefore considered a ‘green’ fuel. Its utilisation as a transportation fuel can help reduce both the consumption of crude oil and the associated production of greenhouse gases.
|Title of host publication||Biomass processing technologies|
|Editors||Vladimir Strezov, Tim J. Evans|
|Place of Publication||Boca Raton|
|Publisher||CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||51|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|