Biopropane

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Propane (C3H8) is a gas used for heating, power and as an alternative vehicle fuel. It is commonly mixed with butane and other similar gases and is sometimes sold as a compressed liquid under the name "liquid petroleum gas" or LPG. Propane is traditionally produced as a by-product of oil and natural gas processing, but researchers have developed a technique for producing a biopropane from biomass feedstocks.[1]

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Feedstocks

  • Sugars and starches although details of the exact process are unknown.[1]

Technologies

  • Uses supercritical water, which is water that is simultaneously heated and put under high-pressure to prevent from boiling and turning to steam.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://[www.technologyreview.com/Energy/18551/ A New Biofuel: Propane]
Gas biofuels edit

Gas biofuels: Biogas | Synthetic natural gas | Syngas | Biopropane
Technologies: Anaerobic digestion | Gasification | Supercritical water
Biogas in rural development

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