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Analyzing Biofuels from Rice

  • ID: 1057324
  • February 2013
  • 100 Pages
  • Aruvian's R'search


  • Abengoa
  • BlueFire Ethanol
  • Broin Companies
  • Iogen
  • Pan Gen Global
  • Shell
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History has seen fuel innovations being driven majorly by transportation needs rather than the overall need to revolutionize the energy needs of the society. It has also been very evident that biofuels have been treated more as a cost variant to high crude oil prices rather than a serious energy alternative. However with the advent of new economies which have now begun to realize their worst energy security dreams; biofuels are now receiving the impetus required for becoming a fuel source for the future. Biofuels have received the biggest boost from transportation as even though they release CO2 on combustion; their overall use reduces the emissions from fossil sources as also their easy adaptability to existing engines and the promise of biodegradability which makes them very attractive.

As the industry finds new sources to produce biofuel the most recent spark in the plug has come from the introduction of biofuel made from rice which has been introduced in the Japanese Niigata Prefecture in which around 1000 kiloliters of ethanol is derived from 2250 tons of rice which when blended with ethanol produces 33000 kilolitres of biofuel.

These rapid strides being made in the READ MORE >


  • Abengoa
  • BlueFire Ethanol
  • Broin Companies
  • Iogen
  • Pan Gen Global
  • Shell
  • MORE

Executive Summary

Section 1: Understanding Biofuels

A. What are Biofuels?
A.1 History of Biofuels
A.2 Major Biofuels
A.3 Uses of Biofuels
A.4 What are Direct Biofuels?
A.5 Looking at Biobutanol
A.6 Looking at Ethanol & Biodiesel
A.6.1 Ethanol
A.6.2 Biodiesel
A.7 Pros & Cons of Biofuels
A.8 Future of Biofuels

B. Economics of Biofuels
B.1 Feedstock Costs
B.2 Processing Costs
B.3 Cost of Sales & Use
B.4 Overall Cost
B.5 Retail Cost & Tax Incentives

C. Impact of Biofuels
C.1 Policy Impact on Biofuels
C.1 Environmental & Economic Impact of Biofuels
C.1 Impact on Engines
C.1 Impact on Rural Development

D. Metamorphosis of the Energy Industry & Biofuels

Section 2: Rice Bran Oil as Biofuel

A. Understanding Rice Bran Oil

B. Understanding Rice Straw
B.1 Overview
B.2 Quality of Rice Straw
B.3 Technologies Involved
B.3.1 Thermal Combustion
B.3.2 Carbonization
B.3.3 Pyrolysis
B.3.4 Gasification
B.3.5 Biomethanation
B.3.6 Hydrolysis Followed by Fermentation
B.3.7 Conclusion
B.4 Summing Up

C. Deriving Biodiesel from Rice

D. Existing Facilities
D.1 Looking at Developments in India
D.2 Looking at Developments in China
D.3 Looking at Developments in Europe

E. Analyzing Biofuel from Rice in Japan
E.1 Japan’s Biofuels Policy
E.2 Government Incentives
E.3 Japan’s Biodiesel Policy
E.4 Looking at the Biofuel Market in Japan
E.5 Japan’s Use of Agricultural Feedstocks in Biofuel Production
E.6 Ongoing R&D
E.7 Japan Produces Rice-based Biofuel

F. Analyzing Biofuel from Rice in China
F.1 China’s Biofuels Policy
E.2 Government Incentives
E.3 Looking at the Biofuel Market in China
E.4 Ongoing R&D
E.5 Biofuel Industry in China & China’s National Energy Policy
E.6 Effect of China’s Biofuel Industry on the Environment
E.7 China Produces Rice-based Biofuel

G. Biofuels Increasing Food Prices
G.1 Overview
G.2 High Food Price Triggers
G.3 Role of Biofuels in Food Price Increases
G.4 Rice Prices Go Up
G.5 Summing Up

H. Case Studies
H.1 Rice Hull/Straw Processing Facility in Arkansas
H.2 Biofuel Research Plant in California

I. Leading Industry Contributors
I.1 West Biofuels LLC
I.2 Pan Gen Global
I.3 National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations Zennoh (Japan)
I.4 Colusa Biomass Energy Corporation
I.5 Iogen
I.6 Broin Companies
I.7 Abengoa
I.8 Shell
I.9 BlueFire Ethanol

J. Appendix

K. Glossary of Terms

West Biofuels LLC
Pan Gen Global
National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations Zennoh (Japan)
Colusa Biomass Energy Corporation
Broin Companies
BlueFire Ethanol

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