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.
|Series:||Green Energy and Technology Series|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.01(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