© 2018


Status and Prospects

  • Martin Kaltschmitt
  • Ulf Neuling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Ulf Neuling, Martin Kaltschmitt
    Pages 1-10
  3. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Johannes Reichmuth, Peter Berster
      Pages 13-31
    3. Karsten Wilbrand
      Pages 43-57
    4. Marian Paschke, Carina Lutter
      Pages 59-92
  4. Feedstock

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Arne Roth, Florian Riegel, Valentin Batteiger
      Pages 95-122
    3. Verena Wolf, Jakob Dehoust, Martin Banse
      Pages 123-145
    4. Anne Rödl
      Pages 189-220
    5. Christina Dornack, Axel Zentner, Antje Zehm
      Pages 221-236
    6. Gregor Heinrich
      Pages 237-257
    7. Margaret Campbell
      Pages 259-275
    8. Dominik Behrendt, Christina Schreiber, Christian Pfaff, Andreas Müller, Johan Grobbelaar, Ladislav Nedbal
      Pages 303-324
    9. Benedikt Buchspies, Martin Kaltschmitt
      Pages 325-373
    10. Katharina Plassmann
      Pages 375-402
    11. Andreas Feige, Lydia Pforte
      Pages 403-432

About this book


This book provides a detailed overview of aspects related to the overall provision chain for biokerosene as part of the global civil aviation business. Starting with a review of the current market situation for aviation fuels and airplanes and their demands, it then presents in-depth descriptions of classical and especially new types of non-edible biomass feedstock suitable for biokerosene provision. 

Subsequent chapters discuss those fuel provision processes that are already available and those still under development based on various biomass feedstock materials, and present e.g. an overview of the current state of the art in the production of a liquid biomass-based fuel fulfilling the specifications for kerosene. Further, given the growing interest of the aviation industry and airlines in biofuels for aviation, the experiences of an air-carrier are presented. In closing, the book provides a market outlook for biokerosene. Addressing a broad range of aspects related to the pros and cons of biokerosene as a renewable fuel for aviation, the book offers a unique resource.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Kaltschmitt
    • 1
  • Ulf Neuling
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy EconomicsHamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy EconomicsHamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany

About the editors

Professor Dr. Martin Kaltschmitt, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg
Ulf Neuling, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biokerosene
  • Book Subtitle Status and Prospects
  • Editors Martin Kaltschmitt
    Ulf Neuling
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-53063-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-57106-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-53065-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 758
  • Number of Illustrations 162 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Renewable and Green Energy
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