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Alternative Fuel

Edited by Maximino Manzanera

University of Granada, Spain

Renewable energy sources such as biodiesel, bioethanol, biomethane, biomass from wastes or hydrogen are subject of great interest in the current energy scene. These fuels contribute to the reduction of prices and dependence on fossil fuels. In addition, energy sources such as these could partially replace the use of what is considered as the major factor responsible for global warming and the main source of local environmental pollution. For these reasons they are known as alternative fuels. There is an urgent need to find and optimise the use of alternative fuels to provide a net energy gain, to be economically competitive and to be producible in large quantities without compromising food resources.

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Alternative FuelEdited by Maximino Manzanera

Published: August 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/851

ISBN: 978-953-307-372-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4461-8

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

107589 Total Chapter Downloads

92 Crossref Citations

110 Web of Science Citations

190 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biodiesel Production by Using Heterogeneous Catalysts

By Rubi Romero, Sandra Luz Martínez and Reyna Natividad


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2. An Overview of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions and Alternative Feedstock for Biodiesel Production

By Maria Manuela Camino Feltes, Débora de Oliveira, Jorge Luiz Ninow and José Vladimir de Oliveira


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3. Biodiesel Fuel Production by Enzymatic Transesterification of Oils: Recent Trends, Challenges and Future Perspectives

By Nevena Luković, Zorica Knežević-Jugović and Dejan Bezbradica


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4. Engine Test of Bio-Diesel Manufactured from Waste Cooking Oil and Reward Preferential Benefit Analyses for Its Promotion

By Jai-Houng Leu


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5. Waste Animal Fats with High FFA as a Renewable Energy Source for Biodiesel Production - Concept, Experimental Production and Impact Evaluation on Air Quality

By Francisc Popescu and Ioana Ionel


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6. Delignification Process of Agro-Industrial Wastes an Alternative to Obtain Fermentable Carbohydrates for Producing Fuel

By Oscar Sánchez, Roció Sierra and Carlos J. Alméciga-Díaz


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7. Performance and Emission Characteristics of Spark Ignition Engine Fuelled with Ethanol and Methanol Gasoline Blended Fuels

By Ioannis Gravalos, Dimitrios Moshou, Theodoros Gialamas, Panagiotis Xyradakis, Dimitrios Kateris and Zisis Tsiropoulos


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8. Use of Charcoal and Partially Pirolysed Biomaterial in Fly Ash to Produce Briquettes: Sugarcane Bagasse

By Silvio Rainho Teixeira, Agda Eunice de Souza, Angel Fidel Vilche Peña, Regiane Godoy de Lima and Álvaro Gil Miguel


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9. Biomass Waste as a Renewable Source of Biogas Production - Experiments

By Adrian Eugen Cioablă and Ioana Ionel


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10. Influential Parameters on Biomethane Generation in Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment Plants

By Meisam Tabatabaei, Alawi Sulaiman, Ali M. Nikbakht, Norjan Yusof and Ghasem Najafpour


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11. Alternative Fuels in Cement Manufacturing

By Moses P.M. Chinyama


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12. Waste Biomass as Alternative Bio-Fuel - Co-Firing versus Direct Combustion

By Gavrilă Trif-Tordai and Ioana Ionel


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13. Nano-Porous Silicon-Based Mini Hydrogen Fuel Cells

By Tayyar Dzhafarov and Sureyya Aydin Yuksel


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14. Hydrogen - The Ecologically Ideal Energy Vector

By Mircea Cârdu and Malvina Baica


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