Fuels From Biomass: An Interdisciplinary Approach

A collection of papers presented at the Winter School 2011 of the North Rhine Westphalia Research School "Fuel production based on renewable resources" associated with the Cluster of Excellence "Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass", Aachen, Germany, 2011

  • Michael Klaas
  • Stefan Pischinger
  • Wolfgang Schröder
Conference proceedings BrenaRo 2011

Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 129)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. M. M. Aye, J. Beeckmann, N. Peters, H. Pitsch
    Pages 1-17
  3. Dirk Heesel, Ulrich Commandeur, Rainer Fischer
    Pages 47-59
  4. Thomas Hermanns, Jürgen Klankermayer, Walter Leitner
    Pages 61-74
  5. Johannes Klinger, Ulrich Commandeur, Rainer Fischer
    Pages 89-103
  6. Jakob Mottweiler, Julien Buendia, Erik Zuidema, Carsten Bolm
    Pages 105-116
  7. Nan Kishore Nalluraya, Heinrich Köhne, Stephan Köhne, Martin Konrad
    Pages 117-133
  8. P. Schaefer, M. Gampert, N. Peters
    Pages 135-153
  9. T. van Overbrüggen, I. Bücker, J. Dannemann, D.-C. Karhoff, M. Klaas, W. Schröder
    Pages 155-191
  10. J. J. Victoria Villeda, M. Dahmen, M. Hechinger, A. Voll, W. Marquardt
    Pages 193-211
  11. Johannes Richenhagen, Florian Kremer, Carsten Küpper, Tobias Spilker, Om Parkash Bhardwaj, Martin Nijs
    Pages 213-280
  12. Helene Wulfhorst, Nora Harwardt, Heiner Giese, Gernot Jäger, Erik U. Zeithammel, Efthimia Ellinidou et al.
    Pages 281-311

About these proceedings


The book reports on the results of the BrenaRo Winterschool 2011, held on November 21-22 in Aachen, Germany. The different chapters cover a number of aspects of the topic of energy generation, with a particular focus on energy generation from biomass. They presents new findings concerning engine development, process engineering, and biological and chemical conversion of biomass to fuels, and highlight the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, combining chemistry, biology and engineering research, to the use of renewable energy sources. All in all, this book provides readers with a snapshot of the state-of-the-art in renewable energy conversion, and gives an overview of the ongoing work in this field in Germany.


Alternative combustion fuels Biodiversity in agricultural ecosystems Combustion engines Conversion of biomass to fuels Diesel surrogate fuels Energy conversion technology First and second generation biofuels Fluid turbulence NRW Research school BrenaRo Tailor-made fuels from biomass

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Klaas
    • 1
  • Stefan Pischinger
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Schröder
    • 3
  1. 1.Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Institute of AerodynamicsRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Combustion EnginesRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Institute of AerodynamicsRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45424-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45425-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-2909
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0824
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