Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Environmental Impact of Biofuels

Edited by Marco Aurelio Dos Santos Bernardes

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

This book aspires to be a comprehensive summary of current biofuels issues and thereby contribute to the understanding of this important topic. Readers will find themes including biofuels development efforts, their implications for the food industry, current and future biofuels crops, the successful Brazilian ethanol program, insights of the first, second, third and fourth biofuel generations, advanced biofuel production techniques, related waste treatment, emissions and environmental impacts, water consumption, produced allergens and toxins. Additionally, the biofuel policy discussion is expected to be continuing in the foreseeable future and the reading of the biofuels features dealt with in this book, are recommended for anyone interested in understanding this diverse and developing theme.

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Environmental Impact of BiofuelsEdited by Marco Aurelio Dos Santos Bernardes

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/960

ISBN: 978-953-307-479-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6035-9

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

33061 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

50 Web of Science Citations

54 Dimensions Citations


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1. Environmental Impacts of Production of Biodiesel and Its Use in Transportation Sector

By Sippy K. Chauhan and Anuradha Shukla


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2. The Impact of Oil Palm Expansion on Environmental Change: Putting Conservation Research in Context

By Edgar C. Turner, Jake L. Snaddon, Robert M. Ewers, Tom M. Fayle and William A. Foster


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3. Allergens and Toxins from Oleaginous Plants: Problems and Solutions

By Natália Deus de Oliveira and Olga Lima Tavares Machado


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4. Emissions of Diesel - Vegetable Oils Mixtures

By Charalampos Arapatsakos


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5. Biofuels and Ecosystem Carbon Balance Under Global Change

By Christina Schädel and Yiqi Luo


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6. Biofuel Combustion Emissions - Chemical and Physical Smoke Properties

By Chuen-Yu Chan, Guenter Engling, Xuefang Sang and Ting Zhang


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7. Groundwater and Health Implications of Biofuels Production

By Rosane C.M. Nobre and Manoel M.M. Nobre


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8. Biobased Economy – Sustainable Use of Agricultural Resources

By S. Kulshreshtha, B. G. McConkey, T. T. Liu, J. A. Dyer, X. P. C. Vergé and R. L. Desjardins


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9. Implications of Biofuel Feedstock Crops for the Livestock Feed Industry in Canada

By J. A. Dyer, X. P. C. Vergé, R. L. Desjardins and B. G. McConkey


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10. Uncertainty Analysis of the Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Renewability of Biofuels

By João Malça and Fausto Freire


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11. Biofuel Programs in East Asia: Developments, Perspectives, and Sustainability

By Tatsuji Koizumi


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12. Air Quality and Biofuels

By S. Prasad and M.S. Dhanya


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13. Identification of Work Tasks Causing High Occupational Exposure to Bioaerosols at Biofuel Plants Converting Straw or Wood Chips

By Anne Mette Madsen


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