Classification of Biofuel sources by different characteristics - Waste -Tire to BioFuels Using Pyrolysis
The term "biofuel" translates to fuel which derives immediately from a living matter. Biofuels are subdivided into two generations: First generation of biofuels is made from sugar, starch and vegetable oil. Second generation of biofuels is made from sustainable feedstock, meaning that it takes under consideration the greenhouse gas emissions, the impact on land and biodiversity. In other words, the second generation of biofuels does not undermine the environmental impact behind the production of biofuel. The two most commonly used biofuels are ethanol and biodiesel.
Biofuels hold different characteristics, depending if its woodfuel or agrofuel. Woodfuels derive from woody biomass such as forest trees and plantation trees, whereas agrofuels derive from herbaceous biomass such as grass and hole cereal crops, and biomass from fruits and seeds such as grain. Other fuel mixtures derived from municipal by products such as kitchen waste and sewage sludge.
Waste-Tire to BioFuels Using Pyrolysis
Biofuel from tires is rising in popularity across countries whose environmental policies focus on circular economy and environmental sustainability. Through the usage of thermodynamic reactors, it is possible to produce biofuel from waste tires, where one passenger car tire can produce:
1 gallon of biodiesel
8 pounds of carbon char
2 pounds of steel
& non-condensable gas.
Given the fact that about 1 billion gallons of biodiesel are produced and used annually, and approximately the same amount of tires are disposed within the same period, it is safe to say that shifts from woody biomass to "waste-tire to biofuels" using thermodynamic reactors is the future of the modern and sustainable environment.
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