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Biofuels: Securing the Planet's Future Energy Needs

By: Ayhan Demirbas
336 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Biofuels: Securing the Planet's Future Energy Needs
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The most common biofuels, such as ethanol from corn, wheat or sugar beet and biodiesel from oil seeds, are produced from classic food crops that require high-quality agricultural land for growth. However, bioethanol is a petrol additive/substitute that can be produced from plentiful, domestic, cellulosic biomass resources such as herbaceous and woody plants, agricultural and forestry residues, and a large portion of municipal and industrial solid waste streams.

Production of bioethanol from biomass is one way to reduce both the consumption of crude oil and environmental pollution. There is also a growing interest in the use of vegetable oils for making biodiesel, which is less polluting than conventional petroleum diesel fuel. This book discusses the production of transportation fuels from biomass (such as wood, straw and even household waste) by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. It is an important text for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in energy engineering, as well as professional fuel engineers.

Contents

Introduction; Biomass Feedstocks; Biofuels; Biorenewable Liquid Fuels; Biorenewable Gaseous Fuels; Thermochemical Conversion Processes; Biofuel Economy; Biofuel Policy

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Biography

Ayhan Demirbas is a full professor at Sila Science and Energy. He was a Professor in Energy Technologies Science at Karadeniz Technical University between 1991 and 2001, and at Selcuk University from 2003 to 2007. His research is mainly concerned with renewable and sustainable energy.

By: Ayhan Demirbas
336 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Media reviews

Demirbas... distills material from some of the hundreds of papers he has contributed to the field into a detailed and useful reference guide... The book is amply and appropriately supplemented with clear figures, helpful flowcharts, chemical equations, and tabular data... Those seeking a thorough technical overview of the range of feedstocks and technologies available for biofuel production will find this book extremely useful... Highly recommended. Choice (June 2009) (Reviewer: M. K. Bomford, Kentucky State University)

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