It all starts with a seed or residue. There are a number of possible feedstocks, such as used vegetable oils, animal fats and oils or residual sludges, residues such as leaves and stems, or even alcohols from the fermentation of sugars that could be used for the production of biojet fuel.
Our country generates 36 tons of organic waste per minute, and the mexican field has the potential to produce bioenergy crops. This makes Mexico a highly competitive market in the production of biomass and biofuels.
BIOMASS PRODUCTION is a key research line for the Biojet Cluster, because through applied research activities, contribution to innovation and technological development will take advantage of crops suitable for the national panorama, as well as waste generated.
In Mexico, due to the climatic conditions, we have an attractive supply of oilseed crops. One of them is the jatropha, for which already exist zones identified for its cultivation throughout the country; the states of Sinaloa and Sonora stand out in terms of the area on which the plant can grow.
Another oleaginous crop existing in Mexico, is the halophyll Salicornia bigelovii, of great importance due to the content of oil and proteins in its seed, which makes it suitable for the production of biofuels and the use of its waste.
It should be noted that the production of biomass for biojet fuel in the country plans the use of by-products for the production of, for example, food or feed supplements for animals. This in order to establish a profitable and competitive biofuels sector.