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Handbook of Biofuels Production, 2nd Edition by James Clark, Karen Wilson, Carol Ki Lin, Rafael Luque

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Life cycle sustainability assessment of biofuels

P.A. Fokaides,  and E. Christoforou     School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus

Abstract

Sustainable bioenergy production can be considered a key issue in the global effort for the mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and effects of climate change. A holistic investigation of the supply chain and the production routes of biofuels is required in order to accomplish sustainable processes. This analysis should consider technical, economic, and environmental issues regarding the production of raw biomass, the applied conversion technologies, as well as end-product distribution and use. While the technical and economic aspects can be quantified by means ...

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