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Alternative Fuel

Edited by Maximino Manzanera

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Abstract: 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.

JEL-codes: Q2 Q4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
ISBN: 978-953-307-372-9
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Alternative Fuels in Cement Manufacturing Downloads
Moses Chinyama
An Overview of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions and Alternative Feedstock for Biodiesel Production Downloads
Maria Manuela Camino Feltes, Debora De Oliveira, Jorge Luiz Ninow and Jose Vladimir De Oliveira
Biodiesel Fuel Production by Enzymatic Transesterification of Oils: Recent Trends, Challenges and Future Perspectives Downloads
Nevena Lukovic, Dejan Bezbradica and Zorica Knezevic-Jugovic
Biodiesel Production by Using Heterogeneous Catalysts Downloads
Sandra Luz Martinez, Reyna Natividad and Rubi Romero
Biomass Waste as a Renewable Source of Biogas Production - Experiments Downloads
Adrian Eugen Cioabla and Ioana Ionel
Delignification Process of Agro-Industrial Wastes an Alternative to Obtain Fermentable Carbohydrates for Producing Fuel Downloads
Oscar Sanchez, Carlos Javier Almeciga-Diaz and Rocio Sierra
Engine Test of Bio-Diesel Manufactured from Waste Cooking Oil and Reward Preferential Benefit Analyses for Its Promotion Downloads
Jai-Houng Leu
Hydrogen - The Ecologically Ideal Energy Vector Downloads
Malvina Baica and Mircea Cardu
Influential Parameters on Biomethane Generation in Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment Plants Downloads
Meisam Tabatabaei, Alawi Sulaiman, Ali M. Nikbakht, Norjan Yusof and Ghasem Najafpour
Nano-Porous Silicon-Based Mini Hydrogen Fuel Cells Downloads
Tayyar Dzhafarov and Sureyya Aydin Yuksel
Performance and Emission Characteristics of Spark Ignition Engine Fuelled with Ethanol and Methanol Gasoline Blended Fuels Downloads
Ioannis Gravalos, Dimitrios Moshou, Theodoros Gialamas, Panagiotis Xyradakis, Dimitrios Kateris and Zisis Tsiropoulos
Use of Charcoal and Partially Pirolysed Biomaterial in Fly Ash to Produce Briquettes: Sugarcane Bagasse Downloads
Angel Fidel Vilche Pena, Agda Eunice Souza, Alvaro Gil Miguel, Regiane Godoy De Lima and Silvio Rainho Teixeira
Waste Animal Fats with High FFA as a Renewable Energy Source for Biodiesel Production - Concept, Experimental Production and Impact Evaluation on Air Quality Downloads
Ioana Ionel and Francisc Popescu
Waste Biomass as Alternative Bio-Fuel - Co-Firing versus Direct Combustion Downloads
Gavrila Trif Tordai and Ioana Ionel

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