Bio-ethanol production from cassava (Mannihot esculenta Crantz) at the coast region in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Muniafu, Maina
dc.contributor.author Kahindi, James H.
dc.contributor.author Kwena, M.O.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-04T09:13:15Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-04T09:13:15Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 2315 - 8719
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/613
dc.description A Journal article by Dr. Max Maina Muniafu, a lecturer at the school of Science and Technology in USIU - Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract High yielding cassava varieties were developed over the years by the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) research station in Mtwapa, Kilifi County several which have improved the yield from three tonnes per hectare to five tones per hectares. The Sustainable Development Initiatives Centre (SUDIC) linked with a farmers group in the Tezo area of Kilifi County by the name Basi Mwangaza. The aim was using cassava tubers (toxic cassava) and cassava peelings as waste from cassava to produce ethanol which was to be used as a biofuel which would then be a substitute for fossil fuels. Ultimately, this would be a less polluting fuel and thus mitigate against climate change and other negative environmental impacts associated with the transport industry exhaust. A shortage in the sources of fuel and increased environmental degradation has necessitated the search for biofuel for use in vehicles and machineries. Karembo and Siri varieties produce higher percentage ethanol while Nzalauka and Shibe produced relatively lower percentages of ethanol in all method used. Ethanol extracted from the cassava tubers is roughly twice the percentage of that extracted from the cassava peelings. The use of cassava ethanol as a second-generation bio-fuel provides a starting-point for improvements in cultivation and adoption of cassava and improving food security. en_US
dc.publisher Research Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Management en_US
dc.subject Saccharification en_US
dc.subject Natural Fermentation en_US
dc.subject Brix en_US
dc.subject Cassava Varieties en_US
dc.subject Yeast en_US
dc.title Bio-ethanol production from cassava (Mannihot esculenta Crantz) at the coast region in Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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