Ethanol Production by Balanites aegyptiaca Fruits Valorization in the Adrar Region of Algeria

Main Article Content

Kamel Hadri
Ahmed Boulal
Nawel Cheikh

Abstract

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the planet today. It is important to ensure access to energy to promote quality of life and economic development. It is therefore essential to address this problem in sustainable development. Advances in the development of new technologies have given hope that the goals will be attainable in the field of energy. Currently, biotechnological processes make it possible to promote this fruit of the desert date tree and make available to citizens a new generation of products with high added value such as bioethanol. In this context, various alcoholic fermentation tests at the laboratory level are carried out to determine the dilution rate, in order to optimize the process. We compared the degree of crude alcohol of four dilutions, i.e. the dilution by (six, nine, ten and eleven times) of the mass (110) g of the Balanites fruits pulp. We obtained after the distillation step, the following optimization results for the fermentation of the four substrates at different dilution than the 10-fold dilution of the substrate gave the best yield.

Article Details

How to Cite
[1]
K. . Hadri, A. . Boulal, and N. . Cheikh, “Ethanol Production by Balanites aegyptiaca Fruits Valorization in the Adrar Region of Algeria”, J. Ren. Energies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 109 -, Jun. 2022.
Section
special

References

Sims, R. E., Mabee, W., Saddler, J. N. and Taylor, M. An overview of second generation biofuel technologies, Bioresource Technology. 2010, 101(6) : 1570–1580.

Lelieveld et al. 2019. Effects of fossil fuel and total anthropogenic emission removal on public health and climate. PNAS, 2019, 116(15):7192-7197.

Schmer MR., Vogel KP, Mitchell RB., Perrin RK. Net energy of cellulosic ethanol from switchgrass. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105(2): 464–469.

Gatete C., Dabat MH. From the fuel versus food controversy to the institutional vacuum in biofuel policies: evidence from West African countries, Energy, Sustainability and Society, 2017, 7:12.

Boulal A., Kihal M., Khelifi CH. Bioethanol and yeast strain production from common dates. LAMBERT Academic Publishing (LAP). 2017. ISBN 978-3-330-32696-5. www.get-morebooks.com

Yakoubi M., Boulal A., Bakache Y., GaffourH., Benali B. Valorisation énergétique de la betterave sucrière. Journal of Bioresources Valorization, 2016, 1 (1) : 52-55.

Boulal A., Benali B., Moulay M. et Touzi A. Transformation des déchets de dattes de la région d’Adrar en bioéthanol. International Revue des Energies Renouvelables CDER. Algérie. 2010, 13 (03) : 455-465.

Mehani I, Boulal A., Bouchkima B. Bio Fuel Production from Waste of Starting Dates in South Algeria. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2013, Vol 80: 1039-1041.

Boulal A., Khelafi M., Hadjira Messaadi A. Production du bioéthanol à partir des déchets de dattes d’Adrar et Tolga (Biskra) : Etude comparative. International Journal of Natural Resources and Environment. 2019, 1(1): 21-30.

Tadmourt W., Khiari K., Boulal A., Tarabet L. Waste paper valorization for bioethanol production: Pretreatment and acid hydrolysis optimization. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects.2020: 1-20

Boulal A., Atabani A.E., Mohammed M.N., Khelafi M., Gediz U., Sutha S., Awais B., Gopalakrishnan K. Integrated valorization of Moringa oleifera and waste Phoenix dactylifera L. dates as potential feedstocks for biofuels production from Algerian Sahara: An experimental perspective. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. 2019, 20: 101234.

Boulal A., Benbrahim Z., Benali B., Ladjel S. Etude comparative de rendement de la production d’éthanol de deux variétés de dattes communes de faible valeur commerciale (Tinaceur et Aghmou) de Sud – Ouest de l’Algérie. International Revue des Energies Renouvelables CDER. Algérie. 2013, 16 (03) : 539-550.

Most read articles by the same author(s)