—Second generation bio-fuels are extracted from lignocellulosic biomass. This process uses low cost, non-edible feedstock. One such potential candidate for this process is pennisetum purpureum k. schumach, also known as elephant grass. Its specialty is that it can grow on a land regardless of the soil type and fertility, i.e. it can be grown on lands which are not used for agricultural purposes and especially where the soil contains high percentage of Nacl or has a pH level of 4.5 to 8.2. This paper investigates the prospects of pennisetum purpureum k. schumach as a bio-fuel and using it an alternate source of energy and analyzes the percentage of extracted bio-fuel in lab condition by using rotary evaporator.
—Second generation bio-fuels, extraction process, environmental benefit, future prospects, rotary evaporator
Shifur Rahman Shakil is with BRAC University, Bangladesh (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Shifur Rahman Shakil, Md. Anamul Hoque, Nirjhor Tahmidur Rouf, Partha Chakraborty, and Md. Safwat Hossain, "Extraction of Bio-Fuel from a Second Generation Energy Crop (Pennisetum Purpureum K. Schumach) and Its Future Prospects in Bangladesh," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 668-671, 2013.