Production of Bio-ethanol from Rice Straw and Jackfruit waste.
Title of the proposed R & D Project: Production of Bio-ethanol from Rice Straw and Jackfruit waste.
Name and designation of Project Leader & Research Associates: Project Leader: Md. Juwel Hosen, SO Project Associates: Md. Moniruzzaman (SO), Sumiya Akter (SO)
Aims and Objectives:
1. Effective use of rice straw and jackfruits wastes to produce Bio-ethanol.
2. Comparing cellulosic ethanol to starch (corn) ethanol in technical and economic impact.
3. To develop the easiest method of Bio-ethanol production from rice straw and jackfruit wastes that can be used in industrial purpose.
Socio economic significance of the proposed project: Ethanol is used extensively as a solvent in the manufacture of varnishes and perfumes; as a preservative for biological specimens; in the preparation of essences and flavorings; in many medicines and drugs; as a disinfectant and in tinctures (e.g., tincture of iodine); and as a fuel and gasoline additive. Only one industry in Bangladesh produces Ethanol but this production does not fulfill the demand. For that a huge amount of ethanol is needed to import. And
that’s why we lose our currency in every year. Rice if our staple food of Bangladesh. Rice straw remains in the field after collecting paddy. A small amount of rice straw is used as cattle food and fuel. Most of this rice straw remains unused. This rice straw can be used as the raw materials of production of ethanol. That will fulfill our required ethanol
demand. Jackfruit is the national food of Bangladesh. Every year a huge number of jackfruit is consumed by the people of Bangladesh. After consuming jackfruits,
wastes are dumped. It has no commercial application in our country. This waste can also be used as ethanol production.
Project current status: On going.