Chapter 1. Biofuels in Perspective

  1. Wim Soetaert and
  2. Erick J. Vandamme
  1. Wim Soetaert and
  2. Erick J. Vandamme

Published Online: 16 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch1

Biofuels

Biofuels

How to Cite

Soetaert, W. and Vandamme, E. J. (2009) Biofuels in Perspective, in Biofuels (eds W. Soetaert and E. J. Vandamme), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology and Biocatalysis, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology and Biocatalysis, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Bioscience-engineering, Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470026748

Online ISBN: 9780470754108

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Keywords:

  • fossil versus renewable energy resources;
  • biofuels in perspective;
  • bio-energy source comparison;
  • direct burning of biomass;
  • energy need for biofuel production;
  • biofuel to fossil fuel comparison;
  • bio-ethanol and biodiesel from agricultural crops - technically viable alternative;
  • biofuels and sustainable society of future

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fossil versus Renewable Energy Resources

  • Economic Impact

  • Comparison of Bio-energy Sources

  • Conclusion

  • References