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by Ayhan Demirbas

Part of the Green Energy and Technology Series

Biofuels Synopsis

Biofuel is a renewable energy source produced from natural materials. The benefits of biofuels over traditional petroleum fuels include greater energy security, reduced environmental impact, foreign exchange savings, and socioeconomic issues related to the rural sector. The most common biofuels are produced from classic food crops that require high-quality agricultural land for growth. However, bioethanol 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. There is also a growing interest in the use of vegetable oils for making biodiesel. Biofuels: Securing the Planet's Future Energy Needs discusses the production of transportation fuels from biomass (such as wood, straw and even household waste) by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The book is an important text for students and researchers in energy engineering, as well as professional fuel engineers.

Biofuels Press 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)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848820104
Publication date: 26th November 2008
Author: Ayhan Demirbas
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Solid fuel technology, Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology,

About Ayhan Demirbas

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.

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