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Production of Ethanol from Sweet Potatoes.

Journal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 428-434

Keywords : Sweet potato; Bioethanol; Alcoholic fermentation; Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF).;

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There is nothing new in the use of alcohol made from root crops as a motor fuel. Alcohol is an excellent alternative motor fuel for petrol engines. The reason alcohol fuel has not been fully exploited is that, up until now; gasoline has been cheap, available, and easy to produce. However, nowadays, crude oil is getting scarce, and the historic price difference between alcohol and gasoline is getting narrower. Alcohol fuel can be an important part of the solution for problem and this alcohol has many sources of production like sugar cane, switch grass, sugar beets, sweet potato and corn. There is tremendous scope to use bulk production of sweet potato into alcohol. The total sweet potato production in both seasons is found to be 1,607,296 tones/year. The average productivity of Sweet potato in the country irrespective of seasons is found to be 8.9 tones/,as the crop is abundantly available and the sweet potato can be readily converted into the alcohol we conclude that this method is recent sensation in the renewable energy sources Keywords:

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