sustainable biofuel production Books

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sustainable Biotechnology

    Sustainable Biotechnology; Sources of Renewable Energy draws on the vast body of knowledge about renewable resources for biofuel research, with the aim to bridge the technology gap and focus on critical aspects of lignocellulosic biomolecules and the respective mechanisms regulating their bioconversion to liquid fuels and other value-added ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • REN21 - Renewables 2007 Global Status Report

    The Renewables 2007 Global Status Report provides an integrated perspective on the global renewable energy situation. It gives testimony of the undeterred growth of electricity, heat, and fuel production capacities from renewable energy sources, including solar PV, wind power, solar hot water/heating, biofuels, hydropower, and ...

  • Powering China’s Development: The Role of Renewable Energy

    SummaryChina’s need for secure, affordable, and environmentally sustainable energy for its 1.3 billion people is palpable. In 2006, China’s energy use was already the second highest in the world, having nearly doubled in the last decade, and its electricity use is growing even faster, having doubled since 2000. With both ...

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