biofuel product Books

  • Biofuels Issue Brief

    This Issue Brief provides an overview of biofuel production and use with a special focus on the transport sector. It describes first and second generation biofuels and explores their potential as a possible substitute for fossil ...

  • Biofuels production, trade and sustainable development: emerging issues

    The threat of global warming, high oil prices and concerns about energy security have all contributed to a renewed global interest in biofuels as an alternative to oil for transport. This interest is reflected in the rapid expansion of biofuel markets. But what are the implications of this expansion for sustainable development?The threat of global ...

  • World Ethanol Markets – Outlook To 2020

    World Ethanol Markets – Outlook to 2020 is an invaluable reference tool for the biofuels industry. Reporting on the outlook to 2020, this study also examines the impact on food price inflation of using feedstocks for biofuels production, and considers the sustainability of producing ...

  • Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy

    Concerns about energy security, uncertainty about oil prices, declining oil reserves, and global climate change are fueling a shift towards bioenergy as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels. Public policies and private investments around the globe are aiming to increase local capacity to produce biofuels. A key constraint to the expansion of ...

  • The Mutlilateral trade and investment context for biofuels

    This paper reports on the multilateral trade and investment context for biofuels. It briefly introduces the context surrounding biofuels and delves into some of the factors driving the rapid expansion in production and use. The analysis looks at trade and investment issues for biofuels, and some of the issues on developing standards. This ...

  • Biofuels

    J.M. Otero, G. Panagiotou, L. Olsson: Fueling Industrial Biotechnology Growth with Bioethanol.- M. Galbe, G. Zacchi: Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Materials for Efficient Bioethanol Production.- R.P. Chandra, R. Bura, W.E. Mabee, A. Berlin, X. Pan, J.N. Saddler: Substrate Pretreatment: The Key to Effective Enzymatic Hydrolysis of ...

  • Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels

    With the depletion of oil resources as well as the negative environmental impact of fossil fuels, there is much interest in alternative energy sources. Focusing on some of the most important alternate energy sources for the foreseeable future, the Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels provides state-of-the-art information on the status of the ...

  • Towards sustainable production and use of resources: Assessing Biofuels

    This report was produced by the Working Group on biofuels of the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Managemet. It provides an overview of the key problems and perspectives toward sustainable production and use of biofuels. It is based on an extensive literature study, taking into account recent major reviews. The focus is on so-called ...

  • Socio-Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Production

    Around the world, many countries are increasing efforts to promote biomass production for industrial uses including biofuels and bio-products such as chemicals and bio-plastic. Against a backdrop of lively public debate on sustainability, bioenergy wields both positive and negative impacts upon a variety of environmental and socio-economic issues. ...

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

    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 ...

  • Biohydrogen

    The modern world is facing three critical problems: high fuel prices, climate change, and air pollution. Biohydrogen: For Future Engine Fuel Demands covers the production, purification, storage, pipeline transport, usage, and safety of biohydrogen. Hydrogen promises to be the most significant fuel source of the future, due to its global ...

  • The Effect Of Biomass Feedstock Type & Process Parameters On Achieving The Total Carbon Conversion In The Large Scale Fluidized Bed Gasification Of Biomass

    One option for the production of liquid biofuel in Finland is based on fluidized bed gasification of biomass and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process. The totalcarbon conversion achieved in the gasifier, operating at temperatures below 1000°C, depends mainly on the reactivity of solid char residue. The reactivity of the char residue is affected by ...

  • Chemical and Biochemical Catalysis for Next Generation Biofuels

    The development of renewable and sustainable lignocellulosic biofuels is currently receiving worldwide attention and investment. Despite decades of research, there remain significant challenges to be overcome before these biofuels can be produced in large volumes at competitive prices. One obstacle is the lack of efficient and affordable catalytic ...

  • Biofuels: Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Sustainable Development

    Focuses on the importance of developing biological and sustainable technologies for fuels and commodity chemicals to reduce the present dependency on petroleum and petrochemicals. Assesses information from around the world to present an accurate picture of the biofuels movement, its successes, its historical failures, and its achievable goals ...

  • Red,White, and Green: Transforming U.S. Biofuels

    SummaryOver the last decade, biofuels have been championed in the United States as a new source of income for rural communities, as a way to reduce dependence on foreign oil, and most recently as a solution to the country's energy and climate change problems. These latter concerns are now the main driver behind the promise of biofuels, leading the ...

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