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

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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.

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This book addresses critical issues related to a biofuel-driven transportation network. Reijnders (biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics, Univ. of Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Huijbregts (environmental science, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen, Netherlands) have done a thorough job explaining the varieties of biofuels (e.g., ethanol, lipid-based, microalgae), including their characteristics and production... This well-researched work, with an extensive bibliography, will be of interest to all levels of readers and should be on every fuel professional's bookshelf... Highly recommended.

Choice (August 2009) (Reviewer: J. Tavakoli, Lafayette College)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849968232
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 11/5/2010
  • Series: Green Energy and Technology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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