Using agricultural residues for sustainable transportation biofuels in 2050: Case of West Africa

This article focuses on the use of biomass to produce transportation fuels such as synthetic natural gas, bioethanol and electricity under a sustainable scenario in West Africa in 2050. The aim of this work was to evaluate the feasibility of producing such biofuels using agricultural residues as feedstock in the studied area. The potential of biomass from ten agricultural residues was estimated in R environment using FAO data. Options were analyzed in order to generate portfolios of transportation fuels based on energy indicators, biomass availability and scenarios of technological progress. The optimal allocation varied from one country to the other, showing a fair tradeoff between the objective functions.


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Bioresource Technology, 305, 123080
Year:
Jun 01 2020
Publisher:
Oxford, ELSEVIER SCI LTD
ISSN:
0960-8524
1873-2976
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