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Biofuels in the quest for sustainable energy development.

Adam, Ibrahim Khalil; Galadima, Ahmad; Muhammad, Auwalu Inuwa


Ibrahim Khalil Adam

Ahmad Galadima


The numerous energy challenges facing the world coupled with the lack of sustainability of the non-renewable 'fossil fuels world' has led the search to sustainable alternatives. Biofuel has emerged as an alternative with great promise with quite some problems to contend with; this include the development of feasible technologies such as the search for highly efficient saccharification enzymes; and the high cost of production which make the fuel price exorbitant. Thus there is need for cheap processing technologies in order to make the biofuels affordable. We reviewed lots of progress made on biofuel development and some cutting-edge technologies being developed for their production.


ADAM, I.K., GALADIMA, A. and MUHAMMAD, A.I. 2011. Biofuels in the quest for sustainable energy development. Journal of sustainable development [online], 4(3), pages 10-19. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 9, 2011
Online Publication Date Jun 2, 2011
Publication Date Jun 30, 2011
Deposit Date Nov 17, 2020
Publicly Available Date Nov 17, 2020
Journal Journal of Sustainable Development
Print ISSN 1913-9063
Electronic ISSN 1913-9071
Publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 3
Pages 10-19
Keywords Biofuels; Development; Alternatives; Energy; Challenges
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