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Biofuels for Transport: Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Agriculture and Energy in the 21st Century

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Biofuels for Transport provides a one-stop resource for understanding the complete scope of impacts from large scale production of biofuels. Biofuels for Transport is an insightful and timely study of how biofuels can reach their potential to strengthen energy security, promote economic development, and protect the environment. This much-needed analysis will benefit both policymakers and practitioners.

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$95.00
Print ISSN:
978-1-84407-422-8

CONTENTS

Part I Status and Global Trends

  • Currrent Status of the Biofuel Industry and Markets
  • Liquid Biofuels: A Primer
  • First-Generation Feedstocks

Part II New Technologies, Crops and Prospects

  • Next-Generation Feedstocks
  • New Technologies for Converting Biomass into Liquid Fuels
  • Long-Term Biofuel Production Potentials

Part III Key Economic and Energy Security

  • Economic and Energy Security
  • Implications for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • International Trade in Biofuels

Part IV Key Environmental Isssues

  • Energy Balances of Current and Future Biofuels
  • Effects on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Stablility
  • Environmental Impacts of Feedstock Production
  • Environmental Impacts of Processing, Transport and Use

Part V Market Introduction and Technology Strategies

  • Infrastructure Requirements
  • Vehicle and Engine Technologies
  • Transfer of Technology and Expertise

Part VI The Policy Framework

  • Biofuel Policies Around the World
  • Standards and Certification Schemes

Part VII Recommendations

  • Recommendations for Decision-Makers

Part VIII Country Studies

  • Biofuels for Transportation in China
  • Biofuels for Transportation in India
  • Biofuels for Transportation in Tanzania
  • Biofuels for Transportation in Brazil
  • Biofuels for Transportation in Germany

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