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Información tecnológica

On-line version ISSN 0718-0764

Abstract

GOMEZ, Elkin A; RIOS, Luis A  and  PENA, Juan D. Wood, Potencial Lignocellulosic Material for the Production of Biofuels in Colombia. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.6, pp.73-86. ISSN 0718-0764.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-07642012000600009.

The availability of woody resources in Colombia is studied for evaluating their potential for the production of ethanol as a fuel. The diversity of species, the planting and growth conditions of trees and the chemical composition of their woods were analyzed. The study shows that about half of the forested area for commercial purposes is formed by conifers, among which Pinus patula, Pinus caribaea and Eucalyptus grandis are the most abundant. Also, the species Pinus patula, Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Eucalyptus grandis showed the highest yield and Pinus caribaea, Pinus patula and Eucalyptus camaldulensis with the highest cellulose content. Given the great technological and highly competitive commercial products derived from pine and eucalyptus, Colombia should take advantage of its situation and promote reforestation with these native species.

Keywords : biofuels; lignocellulosic material; ethanol; biomass; wood.

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