Energy and the Environment: Biofuels

Editor/Author Tabak, John
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Facts On File

Single-User Purchase Price: $63.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $94.50
ISBN: 978-1-4381-4362-0
Image Count: 38
Book Status: Available
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Biofuels, Second Edition describes the most common types of biofuels and biofuel technologies and seeks to identify both the advantages and disadvantages associated with their use. This eBook describes the ways that biofuels are used and the technical, social, policy, and environmental consequences of large-scale consumption.

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Table of Contents

    • Chapters
    • Overview
    • First Fuels
    • The Nature of Fuel
    • The Chemistry of Combustion
    • Ethanol
    • Biodiesel
    • Electricity Production
    • Large-Scale Use of Biomass
    • Alternative Reasons for the Consumption of Biofuels
    • Policy, Research, and Biofuels
    • Conclusion
    • Afterword: An Interview with Dr. Amani Elobeid on the Economics of Ethanol
    • Support Materials
    • Timeline
    • Definitions