<i>Perspectives on Biofuels: Potential Benefits and Possible Pitfalls</i>

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Perspectives on Biofuels: Potential Benefits and Possible Pitfalls

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Editors: Caroline Taylor, Rich Lomneth (UNO faculty member) and Frankie Wood-Black.

Chapter 1: Putting Biofuels into Context Beyond Biofuels Chemistry - Context, Issues, and Broader Perspectives Important to the Technical Audience, co-authored by Rich Lomneth.

Today, fossil fuels dominate the worldwide energy mix. Combining the finite supply of fossil fuels with their adverse environmental impact and the uneven worldwide distribution causes political and economic tensions. Biofuels can improve the current energy portfolio since they are renewable resources grown domestically thereby offering potential economic, environmental and security benefits. The role of biofuels as a liquid fuel replacement is nascent, but projected to grow significantly in the coming years as chemists and chemical engineers contribute to solving technical problems in the use of lignocellulosic feedstocks. To insure we take the wisest approach during biofuel development, chemists and engineers in their roles as managers and policy makers need to have a broad perspective of the impacts of biofuel production so they are able to consider the long-term impacts of biofuel development on the economy, environment and society.

ISBN

978-0841228825

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

American Chemical Society

City

Washington, D.C.

Department

Chemistry

Comments

Part of the ACS symposium series.

<i>Perspectives on Biofuels: Potential Benefits and Possible Pitfalls</i>


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