Future Biofuel Production and Water Usage

Chapter

Abstract

Biofuel in particular, together with the rising demands for food, have the highest prospects for an increase in agricultural water withdrawals. The water-biofuel relationship is being recognized as backbone of the factors fundamental for the future sustainable supply of water and biofuel. A better understanding of the subject is essential to adopt superior technologies that may improve use of water for biofuel production in efficient way. This chapter presents prospective and future trends of the water-biofuel relationship and impacts of additional water usage in future increased biofuel production. The importance of technological innovation to save water and future impacts on water quantity and especially on water quality will be assessed in terms of safe keeping the environment. The obligation of reusing wastewater and application of undiluted wastewater to grow feedstock for biofuel to save freshwater resources will be analyzed.

Keywords

Climate changes Future water availability Biofuel production Fresh water assessment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jhang-CampusUniversity of Veterinary and Animal SciencesLahorePakistan

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