Green Energy and Technology

Biofuels for Road Transport

A Seed to Wheel Perspective

Authors: Reijnders, Lucas, Huijbregts, Mark

  • 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
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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.

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)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Transport Biofuels: Their Characteristics, Production and Costs

    Pages 1-48

  • Energy Balance: Cumulative Fossil Fuel Demand and Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency of Transport Biofuels

    Pages 49-74

  • Non-energy Natural Resource Demand

    Pages 75-100

  • Climate Effects and Non-greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Transport Biofuel Life Cycles

    Pages 101-127

  • The Impact of Expanded Biofuel Production on Living Nature

    Pages 129-148

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84882-138-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84882-137-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-823-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biofuels for Road Transport
Book Subtitle
A Seed to Wheel Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-138-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-138-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84882-137-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-823-2
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 170
Topics