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Bioenergy production from bamboo: potential source from Malaysia's perspective


Chin, Kit Ling and Ibrahim, Shamsudin and Hakeem, Khalid Rehman and H'ng, Paik San and Lee, Seng Hua and Mohd Lila, Mohd Azmi (2017) Bioenergy production from bamboo: potential source from Malaysia's perspective. BioResources, 12 (3). pp. 6844-6867. ISSN 1930-2126


Global energy sectors are facing the crucial challenge of sustainability and diversification of energy resources. Seeking renewable resources with a sustainable supply is therefore a matter of the utmost concern. In this respect, bamboo, a renewable lignocellulosic material and non-food biomass, has great potential to be utilized to produce energy. Several studies have been conducted on a wide range of bamboo species and the results have shown that bamboo could potentially be used as a suitable fuel because it shares desirable fuel characteristics present in other woody biomass. Bamboo can be used as an energy source by converting it into solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels. However, to utilize bamboo as a high promise energy crop resource for biofuels, a secure and stable supply is required. Therefore, additional information on the availability, cultivation, and harvesting operations of bamboo is vital to ensure the practicability of the idea. The objective of this review is to highlight the potential of bamboo as an alternative source of bioenergy production, particularly in a Malaysian context, with emphasis on the concepts, pretreatment, and conversion technologies.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: North Carolina State University
Keywords: Bamboo; Bioenergy; Biofuel; Malaysia; Energy crisis
Depositing User: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 07:56
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2019 04:12
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/61001
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