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Biofuels: a technological perspective

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Author(s)

  • Rafael Luque
  • Lorenzo Herrero-Davila
  • Juan M. Campelo
  • James H. Clark
  • Jose M. Hidalgo
  • Diego Luna
  • Jose M. Marinas
  • Antonio A. Romero

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JournalHIGH ENERGY DENSITY PHYSICS
DatePublished - 2008
Issue number5
Volume1
Number of pages23
Pages (from-to)542-564
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Environmental issues, the growing demand for energy, political concerns and the medium-term depletion of petroleum has created the need for development of sustainable technologies based on renewable raw materials. Biofuels might help to meet the future energy supply demands as well as contributing to a reduction of green house gas emissions. Although this topic is highly controversial and many investigations are currently ongoing, this review is intended to give a brief overview about certain aspects of the complex biofuel issue, providing the latest update of the production and potential of biofuels in the transport sector including types of biofuel, feedstocks and technologies and some of the possible socio-economic, environmental and political implications of the widespread use of biofuels in our society.

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  • STRATEGIC NICHE MANAGEMENT, HETEROGENEOUS BASE CATALYST, BIOMASS PYROLYSIS LIQUID, DIMETHYL ETHER DME, WASTE FRYING OIL, FREE FATTY-ACIDS, BIODIESEL PRODUCTION, VEGETABLE-OILS, BIOHYDROGEN PRODUCTION, RENEWABLE FUELS

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