Strategic Planning for the Sustainable Production of Biofuels

Strategic Planning for the Sustainable Production of Biofuels
Author: José Maria Ponce-Ortega,José Ezequiel Santibañez-Aguilar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 0128181796
ISBN 13: 9780128181799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Planning for the Sustainable Production of Biofuels Book Review:

Strategic Planning for the Sustainable Production of Biofuels presents several optimization models for the design and planning of sustainable biorefinery supply chains, including issues surrounding the potential of biomass feedstocks in multiple harvesting sites, availability and seasonality of biomass resources, different potential geographical locations for processing plants that produce multiple products using diverse production technologies, economies of scale for production technologies, demands and prices of multiple products, locations of storage facilities, and a number of transportation modes. Sustainability considerations are incorporated into the proposed models by including simultaneous economic, environmental and social performance in the evaluation of the supply chain designs. Covers different optimization models for the strategic planning of biorefining systems Includes the GAMS and MATLAB codes for solving various problems Considers sustainability criteria in the presented models Presents different approaches for obtained trade-off solutions Provides general software that can be used for solving different problems

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future
Author: Jingzheng Ren,Antonio Scipioni,Alessandro Manzardo,Hanwei Liang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 0128155825
ISBN 13: 9780128155820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Multi-criteria Decision Making provides a comprehensive sustainability analysis of biofuels based on life cycle thinking and develops various multi-dimensional decision-making techniques for prioritizing biofuel production technologies. Taking a transversal approach, the book combines life cycle sustainability assessment, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing analysis, social life cycle assessment, sustainability metrics, triple bottom line, operations research methods, and supply chain design for investigating the critical factors and key enablers that influence the sustainable development of biofuel industry. This book will equip researchers and policymakers in the energy sector with the scientific methodology and metrics needed to develop strategies for viable sustainability transition. It will be a key resource for students, researchers and practitioners seeking to deepen their knowledge on energy planning and current and future trends of biofuel as an alternative fuel. Provides an innovative approach to promoting sustainable development in biofuel production by linking supply chain design and decision support with the life cycle perspective Features case studies and examples that illustrate the theory and methods developed Includes material on corporate social responsibility and economic analysis of biofuels that is highly useful to policy-makers and administrators in both government and enterprise sectors

Sustainable Production Consumption Systems

Sustainable Production Consumption Systems
Author: Louis Lebel,Sylvia Lorek,Rajesh Daniel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009-12-02
ISBN 10: 9789048130900
ISBN 13: 9048130905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Production Consumption Systems brings together a set of designed case studies intended to provide a more in-depth understanding of challenges and opportunities in bringing knowledge and actions closer together for the sustainable management of specific production and consumption systems. The case study approach enabled researchers to engage directly with some of the actors involved in the production, consumption or regulation of specific goods or services and other stakeholders affected by those processes. Such engagement was particularly worthwhile when it helped mobilize actors to pursue linking knowledge with action in ways that improve the prospects for sustainability.

Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty

Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty
Author: Mir Saman Pishvaee,Shayan Mohseni,Samira Bairamzadeh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0128209003
ISBN 13: 9780128209004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty: Concepts and Quantitative Methods explores the design and optimization of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains for commercial-scale implementation of biofuel projects by considering the problems and challenges encountered in real supply chains. By offering a fresh approach and discussing a wide range of quantitative methods, the book enables researchers and practitioners to develop hybrid methods that integrate the advantages and features of two or more methods in one decision-making framework for the efficient optimization of biofuel supply chains, especially for complex supply chain models. Combining supply chain management and modeling techniques in a single volume, the book is beneficial for graduate students who no longer need to consult subject-specific books alongside mathematical modeling textbooks. The book consists of two main parts. The first part describes the key components of biofuel supply chains, including biomass production, harvesting, collection, storage, preprocessing, conversion, transportation, and distribution. It also provides a comprehensive review of the concepts, problems, and opportunities associated with biofuel supply chains, such as types and properties of the feedstocks and fuel products, decision-making levels, sustainability concepts, uncertainty analysis and risk management, as well as integration of biomass supply chain with other supply chains. The second part focuses on modeling and optimization of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains under uncertainty, using different quantitative methods to determine optimal design. Proposes a general multi-level framework for the optimal design and operation of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains through quantitative analysis and modeling, including different biomass and waste biomass feedstock, production pathways, technology options, transportation modes, and final products Explores how modeling and optimization tools can be utilized to address sustainability issues in biofuel supply chains by simultaneously assessing and identifying sustainable solutions Presents several case studies with different regional constraints to evaluate the practical applicability of different optimization methods and compares their performance in real-world situations Includes General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) codes for solving biomass supply chain optimization problems discussed in different chapters

Renewable Fuel Standard

Renewable Fuel Standard
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-01-29
ISBN 10: 0309187516
ISBN 13: 9780309187510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Fuel Standard Book Review:

In the United States, we have come to depend on plentiful and inexpensive energy to support our economy and lifestyles. In recent years, many questions have been raised regarding the sustainability of our current pattern of high consumption of nonrenewable energy and its environmental consequences. Further, because the United States imports about 55 percent of the nation's consumption of crude oil, there are additional concerns about the security of supply. Hence, efforts are being made to find alternatives to our current pathway, including greater energy efficiency and use of energy sources that could lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions such as nuclear and renewable sources, including solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. The United States has a long history with biofuels and the nation is on a course charted to achieve a substantial increase in biofuels. Renewable Fuel Standard evaluates the economic and environmental consequences of increasing biofuels production as a result of Renewable Fuels Standard, as amended by EISA (RFS2). The report describes biofuels produced in 2010 and those projected to be produced and consumed by 2022, reviews model projections and other estimates of the relative impact on the prices of land, and discusses the potential environmental harm and benefits of biofuels production and the barriers to achieving the RFS2 consumption mandate. Policy makers, investors, leaders in the transportation sector, and others with concerns for the environment, economy, and energy security can rely on the recommendations provided in this report.

Biofuels and Sustainability

Biofuels and Sustainability
Author: Kazuhiko Takeuchi,Hideaki Shiroyama,Osamu Saito,Masahiro Matsuura
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2018-07-13
ISBN 10: 4431548955
ISBN 13: 9784431548959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This open access book presents a comprehensive analysis of biofuel use strategies from an interdisciplinary perspective using sustainability science. This interdisciplinary perspective (social science-natural science) means that the strategies and policy options proposed will have significant impacts on the economy and society alike. Biofuels are expected to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, revitalizing economies in agricultural communities and alleviating poverty. However, despite these anticipated benefits, international organizations such as the FAO, OECD and UN have published reports expressing concerns that biofuel promotion may lead to deforestation, water pollution and water shortages. The impacts of biofuel use are extensive, cross-sectoral and complex, and as such, comprehensive analyses are required in order to assess the extent to which biofuels can contribute to sustainable societies. Applying interdisciplinary sustainability science concepts and methodologies, the book helps to enhance the establishment of a sustainable society as well as the development of appropriate responses to a global need for urgent action on current issues related to biofuels.

Biofuel Co products as Livestock Feed

Biofuel Co products as Livestock Feed
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization
Publsiher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112110382204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofuel Co products as Livestock Feed Book Review:

This publication covers a wide array of co-products.

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future
Author: Jingzheng Ren,Antonio Scipioni,Hanwei Liang,Alessandro Manzardo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2019-09
ISBN 10: 9780128155813
ISBN 13: 0128155817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future Book Review:

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Multi-criteria Decision Making provides a comprehensive sustainability analysis of biofuels based on life cycle thinking and develops various multi-dimensional decision-making techniques for prioritizing biofuel production technologies. Taking a transversal approach, the book combines life cycle sustainability assessment, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing analysis, social life cycle assessment, sustainability metrics, triple bottom line, operations research methods, and supply chain design for investigating the critical factors and key enablers that influence the sustainable development of biofuel industry. This book will equip researchers and policymakers in the energy sector with the scientific methodology and metrics needed to develop strategies for viable sustainability transition. It will be a key resource for students, researchers and practitioners seeking to deepen their knowledge on energy planning and current and future trends of biofuel as an alternative fuel. Provides an innovative approach to promoting sustainable development in biofuel production by linking supply chain design and decision support with the life cycle perspective Features case studies and examples that illustrate the theory and methods developed Includes material on corporate social responsibility and economic analysis of biofuels that is highly useful to policy-makers and administrators in both government and enterprise sectors

Environment Planning

Environment   Planning
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556039239785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Official SADC Trade Industry and Investment Review

Official SADC Trade  Industry  and Investment Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435080162597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advanced Biofuels

Advanced Biofuels
Author: Kalam Abul Azad,Mohammad Rasul
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2019-06-09
ISBN 10: 0081027923
ISBN 13: 9780081027929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advanced Biofuels: Applications, Technologies, and Environmental Sustainability presents recent developments and applications of biofuels in the field of internal combustion engines, with a primary focus on the recent approaches of biodiesel applications, low emission alternative fuels, and environmental sustainability. Editors Dr. Azad and Dr. Rasul, along with their team of expert contributors, combine a collection of extensive experimental investigations on engine performance and emissions and combustion phenomena using different types of oxygenated fuel with in-depth research on fuel applications, an analysis of available technologies and resources, energy efficiency improvement methods, and applications of oxygenated fuel for the sustainable environment. Academics, researchers, engineers and technologists will develop a greater understanding of the relevant concepts and solutions to the global issues related to achieving alternative energy application for future energy security, as well as environmental sustainability in medium and large-scale industries. Fills a gap in the literature on alternative fuel applications with in-depth research and experimental investigations of different approaches, technologies and applications Considers the important issue of sustainability using case studies to deepen understanding Includes energy security within various industries, including aviation and transport

Biomass Energy and Biofuels from Oregon s Forests

Biomass Energy and Biofuels from Oregon s Forests
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00850665D
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Sustainable Renewable Natural Resources Management

Climate Change and Sustainable Renewable Natural Resources Management
Author: Forestry Association of Nigeria. Annual Conference
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 721
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028504947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Food and fuel

Food and fuel
Author: Marcos Fava Neves
Publsiher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2011-02-17
ISBN 10: 9086861660
ISBN 13: 9789086861668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and fuel Book Review:

This book is a contribution of the authors to the food - fuel debate.During 2007 and 2008 several factors led to the food inflation problem: growing population, income distribution, urbanization, biofuel, social programs, production scarcity etc.. Biofuel got most of the blame for food inflation but its responsibility was only limited.There are several possibilities of solving the food inflation problem that are discussed this book. It explores the example of Brazil's agricultural sector, where a quiet revolution occurred in the last 15 years. This development is leading to Brazil becoming one of the largest food exporters globally. This position will strengthen as an additional 100 million hectares becomes available for crop development.The second part of the book explores the basics of the sugar cane chain. Sugar cane occupies less than 2% of Brazilian arable land and supplies 50% of Brazilian car fuel. In 2010 Brazil produced 53% of the world's sugar. Sugar cane produces sugar, ethanol (used as car fuel), biogases that are used to co-generate electricity and other by-products. Biofuel is a booming industry. New technologies allow production of diesel and other fuels from cane. Sugar cane ethanol is the only renewable fuel that can currently compete with gasoline. Coca Cola just launched the plastic bottle with sugar cane plastic. This book helps us to understand Brazilian agribusiness and sugar cane economics from various perspectives e.g. international investments, sustainability, future trends and the strategic plan for the Brazilian industry.

Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy
Author: Namir Khan,Willem H. Vanderburg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053098961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Energy Book Review:

This annotated bibliography introduces readers to preventive approaches for making the energy requirements of modern ways of life more sustainable. Since a society can neither create nor destroy energy, all energy is temporarily borrowed from the biosphere and returned to it in degraded form. The activities of a way of life of a society that involve energy flows may be represented as a network for which the biosphere acts as the ultimate source and sink. This network and therefore the energy basis for a modern life style will be sustainable when the biosphere can perform these roles indefinitely. The present bibliography regards the preventive approaches related to energy as a capital component of preventive approaches for improving the sustainability of contemporary civilization. This book, as well as the two companion volumes, Sustainable Production and Healthy Cities, is the result of a twelve-year research project carried out at the Center for Technology and Social Development at the University of Toronto. The research findings led to the development of a new conceptual framework and strategy aimed at converting technological and economic growth into development that would gradually become more sustainable.

Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable Energy and Bioproducts

Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable Energy and Bioproducts
Author: R. Praveen Kumar,Edgard Gnansounou,Jegannathan Kenthorai Raman,Gurunathan Baskar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN 10: 0128189975
ISBN 13: 9780128189979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The utilization of various types of biomass residue to produce products such as biofuels and biochemicals means biorefinery technology using biomass residues may become a one-stop solution to the increasing need for sustainable, non-fossil sources of energy and chemicals. Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable Energy and Bioproducts: Technology, Advances, Life Cycle Assessment and Economics focuses on the various biorefineries currently available and discusses their uses, challenges, and future developments. This book introduces the concept of integrated biorefinery systems, as well as their operation and feedstock sourcing. It explores the specificities, current developments, and potential end products of various types of residue, from industrial and municipal to agricultural and marine, as well as residue from food industries. Sustainability issues are discussed at length, including life cycle assessment, economics, and cost analysis of different biorefinery models. In addition, a number of global case studies examine successful experiences in different regions. This book is an ideal resource for researchers and practitioners in the field of bioenergy and waste management who are looking to learn about technologies involved in residue biorefinery systems, how to reduce their environmental impacts, and how to ensure their commercial viability. Explores a range of different biorefinery categories, such as industrial, agricultural, and marine biomass residues Includes a Life Cycle Assessment of biorefinery models, in addition to costs and market analysis. Features case studies from around the world and is written by an international team of authors

Energy Policies of IEA Countries

Energy Policies of IEA Countries
Author: International Energy Agency
Publsiher: OECD/IEA
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9789264109797
ISBN 13: 926410979X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Policies of IEA Countries Book Review:

This compilation by the International Energy Agencycontains a broad analysis of recent trends and an easily accessible overview of energy policy during the last 12 months.The broader overview section of the 2006 edition examines trends in energy markets, including an analysis of energy demand and supply, energy prices and energy related CO2 emissions. It highlights key policy trends across member and non-member countries on energy security, energy market reform, climate change mitigation, energy efficiency, renewables and energy R&D. The book contains a special chapter on energy efficiency, which compares the most successful efficiency policies of member countries on the basis of In-Depth Review findings of the past three years. It also presents the major findings of the "World Energy Outlook 2006, "key statistical information and brief summaries of major IEA publications released during the past year.

Energy Policies of IEA Countries

Energy Policies of IEA Countries
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015058902423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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CORDIS Focus

CORDIS Focus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000140033915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Strategic Plan for the Department of Agriculture 2007

Strategic Plan for the Department of Agriculture  2007
Author: South Africa. Department of Agriculture
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C098421475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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