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Biofuel & Biodiesel

  • The Biobased Economyby Johan Sanders; Hans Langevald; Peter Kuikman; Marieke Meeusen; Gerwin Meijer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95

    The impending threats of catastrophic climate change and peak oil are driving our society towards increased use of biomass for energy, chemical compounds and other materials - the beginnings of a biobased economy. As alternative development models for the biobased economy emerge, we need to determine potential applications, their perspectives and possible... more...

  • The Biofuel Delusionby Mario Giampietro; Kozo Mayumi

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 95.00

    Faced with the twin threats of peak oil and climate change, many governments have turned for an answer to the apparent panacea of biofuels. Yet, increasingly, the progressive implementation of this solution demonstrates that the promise of biofuels as a replacement to fossil fuels is in fact a mirage that, if followed, risks leaving us short of power,... more...

  • Do It Yourself Guide to Biodieselby Guy Purcella

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    THE TRUTH ABOUT BIODIESEL •Easy to make at home •Cheaper than buying diesel •Works in unmodified diesel engines •Reduces the need for imported oil •Decreases greenhouse gas emissions If you are ready to start making your own biodiesel, then this book is for you. Do It Yourself Biodiesel provides up-to-date information, step-by-step instructions,... more...

  • Biofuelsby Ayhan Demirbas

    Springer 2008; US$ 219.00

    Biofuel is a renewable energy source produced from natural (biobased) materials. This book discusses the production of transportation fuels from biomass (such as wood, straw and household waste) by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. It is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in energy engineering, and professional fuel engineers. more...

  • Biofuels Engineering Process Technologyby Caye Drapcho; John Nghiem; Terry Walker

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 125.00

    Caye M. Drapcho, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at Clemson University. She has over 13 years of experience in bioprocess and bioreactor design. Nhuan Phú Nghiêm, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Biochemical Engineer in the Crop Conversion Science and Engineering Research Unit... more...

  • Beyond Oil and Gasby George A. Olah; Alain Goeppert; G. K. Surya Prakash

    Wiley 2006; US$ 34.95

    In this masterpiece, the renowned chemistry Nobel Laureate, George A. Olah and his colleagues discuss in a clear and readily accessible manner the use of methanol as a viable alternative to our diminishing fossil fuel resources. They look at the pros and cons of our current main energy sources, namely oil and natural gas, and varied renewable energies,... more...

  • Biomass and Agricultureby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 126.00

    The 21st century could see the switch from the fossil fuel to the biological based economy. Agriculture could be rejuvenated as a source of bioenergy and biomaterials, as well as providing food and fibres. The relative costs of fossil fuels and agricultural biomass will clearly play a key role. more...

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