Agriculture-Based Biofuels and the Feasibility of Biomass-Based Diesel and Jet Fuel


Doug R. Monty (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI024000

Increasing dependence on foreign sources of crude oil, concerns over global climate change, and the desire to promote domestic rural economies have raised interest in renewable biofuels as an alternative to petroleum in the U.S. transportation sector. However, energy from renewable sources has historically been more expensive to produce and use than fossil-fuel-based energy. This book describes agriculture-based biofuels and the evolution of the U.S. biofuels sector with a focus on the role that federal policy has played in shaping its development. It highlights emerging issues that are critical to the biofuels sector and of relevance to Congress.

This book also summarizes the best available public data on the production, capacity, cost, market demand, and feedstock availability for the production of biomass-based diesel and jet fuel. It includes an overview of the current conversion processes and current state-of-development for the production of biomass-based jet and diesel fuel, as well as the key companies pursuing this effort. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Agriculture-Based Biofuels: Overview and Emerging Issues
Randy Schnepf

Chapter 2. The Feasibility of Producing and Using Biomass-Based Diesel and Jet Fuel in the United States
A. Milbrandt, C. Kinchin and R. McCormick


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