Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective / Edition 1

Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective / Edition 1

by Lucas Reijnders, Mark Huijbregts
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1849968233

ISBN-13: 9781849968232

Pub. Date: 11/05/2010

Publisher: Springer London

Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective provides a review of the history, the current status and the impact of biofuels used in road transport, across the full ‘seed-to-wheel’ life cycle of these fuels. Successive chapters cover many issues relevant to the current debate on biofuels, such as cost, competition with food production,

Overview

Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective provides a review of the history, the current status and the impact of biofuels used in road transport, across the full ‘seed-to-wheel’ life cycle of these fuels. Successive chapters cover many issues relevant to the current debate on biofuels, such as cost, competition with food production, contribution to energy security, use of natural resources, and environmental impact. The final chapter addresses common concerns about biofuels, including questions on sustainability and government policy.

Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective is a valuable reference for professional engineers, researchers and postgraduate students involved in biofuels, renewable energy (including bioenergy) and the automotive industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849968232
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Series:
Green Energy and Technology Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Transport Biofuels: Their Characteristics, Production and Costs

Energy Balance: Cumulative Fossil Fuel Demand and Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency of Transport Biofuels

Non-energy Natural Resources Demand

Climate Effects and Non-greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Transport Biofuel Life Cycles

The Impact of Expanded Biofuel Production on Living Nature

Frequently Asked Quesitons in the Transport Biofuel Debate

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