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Biofuels for Road Transport

A Seed to Wheel Perspective

  • Provides a science-based view of current biofuels for road transport, and their future

  • Topic is approached from a ‘seed-to-wheel’ perspective covering the full life cycle of the biofuel

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Green Energy and Technology (GREEN)

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  • ISBN: 978-1-84882-138-5
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About this book

Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective provides a review of the history, the current status and the impact of biofuels used in road transport, across the full ‘seed-to-wheel’ life cycle of these fuels. Successive chapters cover many issues relevant to the current debate on biofuels, such as cost, competition with food production, contribution to energy security, use of natural resources, and environmental impact. The final chapter addresses common concerns about biofuels, including questions on sustainability and government policy.

Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective is a valuable reference for professional engineers, researchers and postgraduate students involved in biofuels, renewable energy (including bioenergy) and the automotive industry.

Keywords

  • Biodiesel
  • Biofuels
  • Energy
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Perspectives
  • bioenergy
  • biofuel
  • biomass
  • solar energy

Reviews

This book addresses critical issues related to a biofuel-driven transportation network. Reijnders (biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics, Univ. of Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Huijbregts (environmental science, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen, Netherlands) have done a thorough job explaining the varieties of biofuels (e.g., ethanol, lipid-based, microalgae), including their characteristics and production... This well-researched work, with an extensive bibliography, will be of interest to all levels of readers and should be on every fuel professional's bookshelf... Highly recommended.

Choice (August 2009) (Reviewer: J. Tavakoli, Lafayette College)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Lucas Reijnders

  • Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands

    Mark Huijbregts

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-84882-138-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)