Biofuels, Solar and Wind as Renewable Energy Systems

Benefits and Risks


ISBN: 978-1-4020-8653-3 (Print) 978-1-4020-8654-0 (Online)
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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXI

  2. Book Chapter

    Pages 1-17

    Renewable and Solar Energy Technologies: Energy and Environmental Issues

  3. Book Chapter

    Pages 19-55

    Can the Earth Deliver the Biomass-for-Fuel we Demand?

  4. Book Chapter

    Pages 57-78

    A Review of the Economic Rewards and Risks of Ethanol Production

  5. Book Chapter

    Pages 79-108

    Subsidies to Ethanol in the United States

  6. Book Chapter

    Pages 109-132

    Peak Oil, EROI, Investments and the Economy in an Uncertain Future

  7. Book Chapter

    Pages 133-151

    Wind Power: Benefits and Limitations

  8. Book Chapter

    Pages 153-171

    Renewable Diesel

  9. Book Chapter

    Pages 173-213

    Complex Systems Thinking and Renewable Energy Systems

  10. Book Chapter

    Pages 215-230

    Sugarcane and Ethanol Production and Carbon Dioxide Balances

  11. Book Chapter

    Pages 231-257

    Biomass Fuel Cycle Boundaries and Parameters: Current Practice and Proposed Methodology

  12. Book Chapter

    Pages 259-294

    Our Food and Fuel Future

  13. Book Chapter

    Pages 295-319

    A Framework for Energy Alternatives: Net Energy, Liebig’s Law and Multi-criteria Analysis

  14. Book Chapter

    Pages 321-356

    Bio-Ethanol Production in Brazil

  15. Book Chapter

    Pages 357-371

    Ethanol Production: Energy and Economic Issues Related to U.S. and Brazilian Sugarcane

  16. Book Chapter

    Pages 373-394

    Ethanol Production Using Corn, Switchgrass and Wood; Biodiesel Production Using Soybean

  17. Book Chapter

    Pages 395-423

    Developing Energy Crops for Thermal Applications: Optimizing Fuel Quality, Energy Security and GHG Mitigation

  18. Book Chapter

    Pages 425-464

    Organic and Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Conservation

  19. Book Chapter

    Pages 465-491

    Biofuel Production in Italy and Europe: Benefits and Costs, in the Light of the Present European Union Biofuel Policy

  20. Book Chapter

    Pages 493-498

    The Power Density of Ethanol from Brazilian Sugarcane

  21. Book Chapter

    Pages 499-500

    A Brief Discussion on Algae for Oil Production: Energy Issues

  22. Back Matter

    Pages 501-504