Biofuels comprise a wide spectrum of chemicals from conventional bio-ethanol to bio-methane to advanced biodiesel fuels and beyond. Each has its feedstocks and distinctly different production processes. Biofuels are not all equal in their potential impact on the environment, their economics and their potential to decrease the climate footprint of energy production.
This lecture will summarize key issues associated with different biofuels and will concentrate on the production of bio-methane from waste products generated by an advanced economy such as that of the US. The lecture will discuss the potential of bio-methane as a transportation fuel and the technological issues and the market entry barriers that bear on its adoption as a major transportation fuel.
Presented by John G. Ingersoll
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