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

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Biofuels

Technology, economics, and policy issues

P. Morone,  and L. Cottoni     Unitelma-Sapienza, Università degli Studi di Roma, Roma, Italy

Abstract

Although in the present day fossil fuels account for over 80.3% of the primary energy consumed in the world, their inherent finitude renders them unreliable resources. Moreover, the threat of climate change associated with the rise in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the consequent concerns for the long-term environmental sustainability of the current economic model has contributed to the emergence of the idea that modern society should move toward a biobased circular economy following an imminent paradigm shift. Research on biofuels is part of this new model, taking into consideration economic, ...

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