Gasoline, Diesel and Ethanol Biofuels from Grasses and Plants
Ram B. Gupta, Ayhan Demirbas
The world is currently faced with two significant problems: fossil fuel depletion and environmental
degradation, which are continuously being exacerbated due to increasing global energy consumption.
As a substitute for petroleum, renewable fuels have been receiving increasing attention due a variety
of environmental, economic, and societal benefits. The first-generation biofuels - ethanol from sugar
or corn and biodiesel from vegetable oils - are already on the market.
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The goal of this book is to introduce readers to second-generation biofuels obtained from non-food biomass,
such as forest residue, agricultural residue, switch grass, corn stover, waste wood, municipal solid wastes,
and so on. Various technologies are discussed, including cellulosic ethanol, biomass gasification, synthesis of
diesel and gasoline, bio-crude by hydrothermal liquefaction, bio-oil by fast pyrolysis, and the upgradation of
biofuel. This book strives to serve as a comprehensive document presenting various technological pathways and
environmental and economic issues related to biofuels.
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