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ES 509 BIOFUEL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION                                                       (2L+0P) III

Objective
To impart theoretical and practical knowledge about bio-fuels and their potential role for providing environmental protection and energy security

Theory

UNIT I
Overview of world fossil fuels production, demand, supply and environmental consequences; Introduction to biofuels and its environmental benefits; production scenario and policy in India and other countries

UNIT II
Resources for biofuel production including energy crop, biomass waste, agri-residues and algae

UNIT III
Phyto-chemistry of various biofuel crops; processes of bio diesel, ethanol, hydrogen and biogas production

UNIT IV
Biodiesel production potential of crops and trees, their management and cost-benefit assessment; Ethanol and hydrogen production potential; limitations and advantages from different feedstocks and cost-benefit analysis.

UNIT V
Biogas production technology from farm domestic, municipal and industrial waste and its environmental benefits

UNIT VI
Biophysical technologies for energy production from biomass; Carbon sequestration and pollution abatement potential of bio fuels

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