Yield and Properties of Ethanol Biofuel Produced from Different Whole Cassava Flours

  • Ademiluyi F
  • Mepba H
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The yield and properties of ethanol biofuel produced from five different whole cassava flours were investigated. Ethanol was produced from five different whole cassava flours. The effect of quantity of yeast on ethanol yield, effect of whole cassava flour to acid and mineralized media ratio on the yield of ethanol produced, and the physical properties of ethanol produced from different cassava were investigated. Physical properties such as distillation range, density, viscosity, and flash point of ethanol produced differ slightly for different cultivars, while the yield of ethanol and electrical conductivity of ethanol from the different cassava cultivars varies significantly. The variation in mineral composition of the different whole cassava flours could also lead to variation in the electrical conductivity of ethanol produced from the different cassava cultivars. The differences in ethanol yield are attributed to differences in starch content, protein content, and dry matter of cassava cultivars. High yield of ethanol from whole cassava flour is best produced from cultivars with high starch content, low protein content, and low fiber.

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Ademiluyi, F. T., & Mepba, H. D. (2013). Yield and Properties of Ethanol Biofuel Produced from Different Whole Cassava Flours. ISRN Biotechnology, 2013, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.5402/2013/916481

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