6. Sustainability Assessment of Biofuels

  1. Adisa Azapagic and
  2. Slobodan Perdan
  1. Adisa Azapagic2 and
  2. Heinz Stichnothe1

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch6

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

How to Cite

Azapagic, A. and Stichnothe, H. (2010) Sustainability Assessment of Biofuels, in Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition (eds A. Azapagic and S. Perdan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch6

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK and vTI, Institut für Agrartechnologie und Biosystemtechnik, Bundesallee 50, 38116 Barunschweig Germany

  2. 2

    School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470718711

Online ISBN: 9780470972847

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Keywords:

  • sustainability assessment of biofuels;
  • sustainability of biofuels;
  • sustainability of biofuels, assessed carefully - relevant environmental, economic and social aspects;
  • global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions;
  • biofuels, fuels derived from bio-based materials - drawing attention worldwide, an alternative to fossil-based transportation fuels;
  • better understanding of sustainability issues - associated with biofuels;
  • biofuels, produced from a variety of biomass sources - using different production routes;
  • first-generation biofuels, produced commercially from conventional food crops;
  • global warming potential (GWP) calculation - and greenhouse gas (GHG) saving potential from biofuels;
  • biofuel-related policy, UK's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Production of Biofuels

  • Sustainability Assessment of Biofuels

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References and Further Reading