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Challenges and opportunities

Amongst concerns about climate change, energy security decline and depletion of fossil fuels, this book explores the high importance of and interests in alternative energy resources. Many studies have shown that biomass fuels are sustainable, environmentally friendly and can be the most appropriate replacement to the depleting crude oil. Additionally, they can expand green landscapes, create new job opportunities, be directly utilised in standard power systems and improve combustion performance. Biomass fuels can be limited due to production cost and competition with food. Therefore, plant and food wastes play an important role in reducing these costs and recycling dump bio-materials. Production of biofuels from non-food biomass has emerged as a sustainable option to tackle the problems associated with growing demands for energy.

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BiofuelsChallenges and opportunitiesEdited by Mansour Al Qubeissi

Published: March 13th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.76490

ISBN: 978-1-78985-536-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-535-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-071-3

Copyright year: 2019

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6883 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

30 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Biofuels - Challenges and Opportunities

By Mansour Al Qubeissi


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2. Valorization of Wastes for Biodiesel Production: The Brazilian Case

By Luís Adriano Santos do Nascimento, Deborah Terra de Oliveira, Alex Nazaré de Oliveira, Luiza Helena de Oliveira Pires, Carlos Emmerson Ferreira da Costa and Geraldo Narciso da Rocha Filho


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3. Properties of Torrefied Palm Kernel Shell via Microwave Irradiation

By Razi Ahmad, Mohd Azlan Mohd Ishak, Nur Nasulhah Kasim and Khudzir Ismail


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4. Chemical Kinetic and High Fidelity Modeling of Transesterification

By Isam Janajreh and Manar Almazrouei


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5. Measurement of Limited and Unlimited Emissions during Burning of Alternative Fuels in the Tractor’s Engines

By Juraj Jablonický, Danela Uhrínová, Juraj Tulík and Ján Polerecký


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6. Development and Implementation of Virtual Instrumentation for the Measurement of Operating Parameters of an Engine Using Diesel-Biodiesel Mixtures

By Armando Pérez, Rogelio Ramos, Gisela Montero, Conrado García, Marcos Coronado, Héctor Campbell, René Delgado and Alejandro Suástegui


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7. Engineering Microbial Consortia for Bioconversion of Multisubstrate Biomass Streams to Biofuels

By Fang Liu, Eric Monroe and Ryan W. Davis


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8. Effect of Binary Fuel Blends on Compression Ignition Engine Characteristics: A Review

By Paramvir Singh, S.R. Chauhan and Varun Goel


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9. Comparison of Ethanol and Methanol Blending with Gasoline Using Engine Simulation

By Simeon Iliev


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10. Biodiesel in Brazil Should Take Off with the Newly Introduced Domestic Biofuels Policy: RenovaBio

By Fernando C. De Oliveira and Suani T. Coelho


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