List of 2nd generation biofuels

There is a lot of talk about the problems that the use of biofuels can bring. Addressing them openly and actively looking for solutions is important. Nevertheless, from time to time it must also point out the great potential and development goals, Biofuels a graphic is shown below, which gives an overview of the most important biofuels of the 2nd and 3rd generation.

Biofuels often become ecological problems or damage to engine parts (see Article on the introduction of E10) accused. This is why next-generation biofuels are obtained from biomass residues and plant components (leaves, peel, stalks, tree trunks) or crops (miscanthus, jatropha, fast-growing woods, etc.) that are unsuitable for human consumption.

They are manufactured, for example, using pyrolysis process technology (see article).

List of the most important 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels

Biofuels 2 generation listing and diagram BTL biomethane lignocellulose

Advantages of 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels over 1st generation

  • Here you will find one Article on 7 special features of next generation biofuels
  • higher biofuel yields per hectare of arable land
  • less competition for food production
  • cheaper manufacturing and thus faster competitiveness compared to fossil fuels when considering external costs
  • greater reduction of greenhouse gases (up to 90% compared to fossil fuels)

The fuels of the 2nd and especially the 3rd generation are not yet on the market and it will take further research and development before the first industrial plants can be expected in Germany. How cellulose ethanol, currently the most important biofuel of the 2 generation, can be produced this movie.

An interesting paper by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VBA) on the medium-term development strategy of biofuels, in which opportunities and risks are weighed equally, Is there ... here.

3 responses to "listing of 2nd generation biofuels"

  1. Dr.-Ing. Christian Koch

    All living organisms convert biomass into high-energy fluids for the organs through catalytic processes. This technique of biocatalysis does not exist in your organization. This contradicts the knowledge of biocatalysis of the last million years. Crude oil and coal also come from biocatalysis, which has produced these raw materials from biomass at an average of 17 ° C with potassium aluminum silicates.
    Dr. -Ing. Christian Koch, who has been developing in the field for 47 years.

  2. Dr.-Ing. Christian Koch

    Nature only works with catalysts to generate energy. Process engineering only knows thermal decomposition and gas analyzes, but not the highly efficient catalytic processes that take place in every organism. Why is the most effective use of biomass suppressed?
    Dr.-Ing. Christian Koch

  3. Hello dr Chef, thank you for your comment. That sounds very interesting and I'm currently working on an article in which the catalytic effect of enzymes plays an important role. Do you have an interesting read or a link about catalytic processes in organisms?
    Why has there not yet been any procedural application for these catalytic processes? I would say spontaneously that it is currently too thick a board. And wouldn't you say that fermentation to produce biogas is in some ways such an organic (microbiological) process? Or how does that differ from the processes you mean?

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