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Department of Chemical Engineering, Calgary University, Canada


The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using alumina-zirconia catalysts in energy production. In recent years, the use of liquid biofuels in the transportation sector has grown significantly. Sustainability is a key principle in natural resource management, which includes considering operational efficiency to minimize destructive environmental impacts and socio-economic considerations. Given the depletion of global reserves of fossil fuels and the emission of greenhouse gases from their use, it does not seem wise to trust and rely on the continued use of fossil fuel energy sources. The first-generation biofuels, which have now reached the economic level of production, are often extracted from food and oil products such as rapeseed, sugarcane, sugar beet, corn, as well as vegetable oils and animal fats using conventional technologies. The use of first-generation biofuels has caused much controversy, often because of their impact on the global food market and food security, especially in countries with vulnerable economies, and as a result there is much ambiguity about their potential to replace fossil fuels and sustain production. They have been created.

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Investigating the Feasibility of Using Alumina-Zirconia Catalysts in Energy Production


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