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
     
 

Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective provides a review of the history, the current status and perspectives for biofuels used in road transport, across the full ‘seed-to-wheel’ life cycle of these fuels. Successive chapters cover the history of biofuels; the first- and second-generation liquid fuels and biofuels for powering

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Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective provides a review of the history, the current status and perspectives for biofuels used in road transport, across the full ‘seed-to-wheel’ life cycle of these fuels. Successive chapters cover the history of biofuels; the first- and second-generation liquid fuels and biofuels for powering electric vehicles; fossil fuel replacement, land requirement, greenhouse gas balances and environmental burdens of ethanol, esters derived from fatty acids (‘biodiesel’), Fischer-Tropsch diesel and HTU diesel; competing technologies (fossil fuels, increases in energy-efficiency and photovoltaic power) and how they compare to biofuels; and the perspectives for biofuels. Cost, availability, technological development, competition with biomass for food and for soil organic carbon and environmental perspectives are also discussed.

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.

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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)

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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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