Chapter 2. The Global Demand for Biofuels: Technologies, Markets and Policies

  1. Alain A. Vertès2,
  2. Nasib Qureshi3,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek4 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa5
  1. Jürgen Scheffran

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch2

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Scheffran, J. (2010) The Global Demand for Biofuels: Technologies, Markets and Policies, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 3

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 4

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 5

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. Institute for Geography, KlimaCampus, Universitäat Hamburg, Germany. Formerly based at the Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research and the Energy Biosciences Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025

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Keywords:

  • global demand for biofuels - technologies, markets and policies;
  • important biofuels - ethanol and biodiesel;
  • global production and million tonnes oil equivalent (MTOE);
  • biofuel market and high level of public support;
  • renewable fuels in transportation sector;
  • bio-butanol, bulk intermediate for chemical synthesis;
  • biofuel policies and markets in selected countries;
  • future biofuel projections and international trade

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Motivation and Potential of Renewable Fuels

  • Renewable Fuels in the Transportation Sector

  • Status and Potential of Major Biofuels

  • Biofuel Policies and Markets in Selected Countries

  • Perspective

  • References