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Authors Ashraf, M. T., C. J. Fang, T. Bochenski, I. Cybulska, A. Alassali, A. Sowunmi, R. Farzanah, G. P. Brudecki, T. Chaturvedi, S. Haris, J. E. Schmidt and M. H. Thomsen
Title Estimation of bioenergy potential for local biomass in the United Arab Emirates
Source Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture
Author Keywords Bioenergy potential Bioethanol Biomass Biomethane Waste to energy biofuel production waste manure crops china
Abstract The wide range of biomass spectrum in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be used for bioenergy production. The objective of this study is to highlight this potential by analyzing the bioethanol and biomethane potential of biomasses found in the UAE. Eighteen different biomass species and their fractions, including lignocellulose (date palm, Moringa peregrine, mangroves, and garden trimmings), halophytes (Salicornia sinus-persica and Salicomia bigelovii), seagrass (Halodule uninervis, Halophila ovalis, and Halophila stipulacea), macroalgae (U/va Sp., Padina boergesenii, and Co/ppmenia sinuosa), and wastes (municipal and manures), were analyzed for bioenergy potential. Bioethanol production ranged from 55 to 359 kg ethanol/ton and biomethane production from 72 to 288 L CH4/kg from biomass of species selected here. Results indicate that lignocellulosic biomass furnishes higher bioethanol potential, whereas macroalgae (P. boergesea) has the least bioethanol potential and washed S. bigelovii, lignocellulosic garden trimmings, and camel manure are best suited for biomethane production. Significant variations in bioethanol and biomethane potential have also been noticed between different biomass fractions.
Author Address [Ashraf, Muhammad Tahir; Fang, Chuanji; Bochenski, Tomasz; Cybulska, Iwona; Alassali, Ayah; Sowunmi, Akinleye; Farzanah, Rashed; Brudecki, Grzegorz Przemyslaw; Chaturvedi, Tanmay; Haris, Sabeera; Schmidt, Jens Ejbye; Thomsen, Mette Hedegaard] Masdar Inst Sci & Technol, Inst Ctr Energy iEnergy, POB 54224, Abu Dhabi, U Arab Emirates. Thomsen, MH (reprint author), Masdar Inst Sci & Technol, Inst Ctr Energy iEnergy, POB 54224, Abu Dhabi, U Arab Emirates. mthomsen@masdar.ac.ae
ResearcherID Number Schmidt, Jens Ejbye/N-6996-2019; Schmidt, Jens Ejbye/C-1390-2019; Thomsen, Mette Hedegaard/H-6942-2017
ISSN 2079-052X
ISBN 2079-052X
Publication Date Feb
Year Published 2016
Volume 28
Issue 2
Beginning Page 99-106
Ending Page 106
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.9755/ejfa.2015-04-060
Page Count 8
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000370995500004
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