Journal of
Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels

  • Abbreviation: J. Pet. Technol. Altern. Fuels
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2360-8560
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPTAF
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 69

Table of Content: January 2011; 2(1)

January 2011

Continuous ethanol production by Kluyveromyces sp. IIPE453 immobilized on bagasse chips in packed bed reactor

  Continuous ethanol production eliminates much of the unproductive down-time associated with batch process and increases the productivity. Many studies showed that the cell immobilization leads to improve fermentation rates by the high cell concentrations, option of reusability and protection of cells from toxic effects of low pH, temperature, inhibitors, etc. The thermotolerant...

Author(s): Sachin Kumar, Surendra P. Singh, Indra M. Mishra and Dilip K. Adhikari

January 2011

Biofuel: Boon or bane

  Biofuels are going to play an extremely important role in meeting India’s energy needs. The country's energy demand is expected to grow at an annual rate of 4.8% over the next couple of decades. Most of the energy requirements are currently satisfied by fossil fuels – coal, petroleum-based products and natural gas. Domestic production of crude oil can only fulfill 25 to 30% of national...

Author(s):   Krishna Bolla, S. V. S. S. S. L. Hima Bindu N and M. A. Singara Charya