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Biodiesel for Sustainable Energy Provision in Developing Countries

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Consumption of fossil fuel resources has been growing over the years and it is the kernel of economic development. However combustion which takes place principally in automobiles, power generation and industrial plants produces greenhouse gases (GHG) that are harmful to the environment. The release of GHG such as carbon dioxide is contributing to global warming. Biofuels can lower carbon footprint, reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels and increase energy security. Integrating biofuels into the national energy mix also has good socio-economic and sustainability potential. Therefore this paper discusses factors for successful diffusion of biodiesel technology in developing economies.

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M. Oladiran and J. Gandure, "Biodiesel for Sustainable Energy Provision in Developing Countries," Low Carbon Economy, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2011, pp. 138-143. doi: 10.4236/lce.2011.23017.

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