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01.Biomass and Bioenergy: New Research
02.Biomass Gasification: Chemistry, Processes and Applications
03.Artificial Intelligence in Energy and Renewable Energy Systems
04.A Sociological Look at Biofuels: Understanding the Past/Prospects for the Future
05.Bioethanol: Production, Benefits and Economics
06.Composting: Processing, Materials and Approaches
07.New Research on Biofuels
08.Progress in Biomass and Bioenergy Research
09.Biofuels in the Energy Supply System
10.Energy Conversion: New Research
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Authors: Michael S. Carolan (Colorado State University) 
Book Description:
This book concentrates on biofuels and specifically on ethanol within the United States (US), though in the concluding chapter the author expands the discussion to include other agro-based fuels. The focus reflects current production realties. According to the Renewable Fuels Association, some 168 ethanol distilleries in the U.S. produced more than 9.2 million gallons of ethanol in 2008 (up from 6.5 million in 2007). Biodiesel production in the U.S., by comparison, was approximately 492 million gallons in 2007. In a global context, over 16 billion gallons of ethanol were produced worldwide in 2008 compared to approximately 1 billions gallons of biodiesel. Because of this, “biofuel” overwhelmingly means, and will continue to mean for some time, “ethanol” within not only the U.S. but throughout much of the world.

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: Introduction, pp. 1-6

Chapter 2: Better Things for Better Living…Through Chemurgy, pp. 7-28

Chapter 3: Gasoline Gains Momentum, pp. 29-44

Chapter 4: Ethanol’s Comeback, pp. 45-60

Chapter 5: From Food to Feed, pp. 61-76

Epilogue, pp. 77-80

About the Author, 81-82

Index, pp. 83

      Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-708-3
   Status: AV
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