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By Lucas Reijnders

ISBN-10: 1848821379

ISBN-13: 9781848821378

Biofuels for highway shipping: A Seed to Wheel Perspective presents a evaluate of the background, the present prestige and the influence of biofuels utilized in highway shipping, around the complete ‘seed-to-wheel’ lifestyles cycle of those fuels. Successive chapters conceal many matters suitable to the present debate on biofuels, corresponding to expense, pageant with meals construction, contribution to power protection, use of average assets, and environmental impression. the ultimate bankruptcy addresses universal issues approximately biofuels, together with questions about sustainability and govt policy.

Biofuels for street shipping: A Seed to Wheel Perspective is a worthy reference for pro engineers, researchers and postgraduate scholars fascinated with biofuels, renewable power (including bioenergy) and the car industry.

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2007; Renewable Fuels Agency 2008). This has led to a coining of the slogan ‘transport biofuels for the rich and hunger for the poor’. Environmental Concerns In the debate on the future of transport biofuels, environmental matters have also become important. Slowing down climate change is often mentioned as an impor- 34 1 Transport Biofuels: Their Characteristics, Production and Costs tant reason for expanding the use of biofuels, as CO2 that is released on burning this biomass is supposed to be rapidly sequestered again by re-growth of biomass.

2008). Both mineral oil and biomass prices are subject to change, and this may strongly affect the relative attractiveness of biofuels. For instance, Brazilian ethanol production did well when oil prices were relatively high, but demand slumped when such prices were low. It is often argued that mineral oil prices will in the future probably remain relatively high, which seems to bode well for the competitive position of biofuels. However, experience shows that predictions as to when biofuels become competitive with fossil fuels are subject to a major uncertainty – the prices of feedstocks.

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