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Biofuels: Environment, technology and food security
The imminent decline of the world's oil production, its high market prices and environmental impacts have made the production of biofuels to reach unprecedent volumes over the last 10 years. This isExpand
Cogeneration potential in the Columbian palm oil industry: Three case studies
Abstract The palm oil mills are characterized by the availability of considerable amounts of by-products of high-energy value such as empty fruit bunches (EFB), fibers, shells and liquid effluentsExpand
Hydrotreatment of vegetable oils: A review of the technologies and its developments for jet biofuel production
Abstract Hydroprocessing of oils and fats has been a subject of extended research works and discussions over time. It has proved to be an effective pathway for processing vegetable oils intoExpand
The Food versus Fuel Debate
Q As an expert in land-based feedstock development, what would you regard as the major advances in this field to date? In sharp contrast to food crops, which people have been growing and breeding forExpand
Impact of extraneous matter on post-harvest sucrose losses and quality parameters in sugarcane
The extraneous matter is defined in the sugar industry as plant material, other than sugar cane stalks, rich in sucrose, in association with mineral matter consisting soil particles and stones. TheExpand
Mathematical modelling as a tool for environmental evaluation of industrial sectors in Colombia
Abstract A general mathematical model has been developed as a tool for environmental evaluation of industrial chemical processes. This model is based on the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologyExpand
Unravelling the potential of energy efficiency in the Colombian oil industry
Abstract The oil and gas sector represents 39% of the world's total industrial final energy consumption, and contributes to around 37% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This study investigatesExpand
THE NATIONAL Colombian Program for promoting the use of oxygenated gasoline for transport purposes started in 2001 with the implementation of the governmental tax incentives and the definition of theExpand
Exploring the potential of carbon capture and storage-enhanced oil recovery as a mitigation strategy in the Colombian oil industry
Abstract The use of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) is a promising alternative for reducing the cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS). In this study the techno-economic potential ofExpand
Characterization of insoluble material isolated from Colombian palm oil biodiesel
Abstract Palm oil biodiesel (POB) is characterized by a very high precipitate content. Precipitate has caused potential customers to view POB unfavorably, thereby putting the suitability of thisExpand