Biofuels for Road Transport

Biofuels for Road Transport

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Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective provides a review of the history, the current status and perspectives for biofuels used in road transport, across the full seed-to-wheel life cycle of these fuels. Successive chapters cover the history of biofuels; the first- and second-generation liquid fuels and biofuels for powering electric vehicles; fossil fuel replacement, land requirement, greenhouse gas balances and environmental burdens of ethanol, esters derived from fatty acids ( biodiesel ), Fischer-Tropsch diesel and HTU diesel; competing technologies (fossil fuels, increases in energy-efficiency and photovoltaic power) and how they compare to biofuels; and the perspectives for biofuels. Cost, availability, technological development, competition with biomass for food and for soil organic carbon and environmental perspectives are also discussed.The Ford Model T (Tin Lizzy) did run on ethanol. ... 2007). In the same country, ethanol from potato starch was used in gasoline as an anti-knocking additive between 1925 and 1945 (Antoni et al. ... relatively high viscosity of such oils, if compared with fossil diesel, is less of a problem than in colder countries (Knothe 2001).

Title:Biofuels for Road Transport
Author: Lucas Reijnders, Mark Huijbregts
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-12-19

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