The role of alternative and renewable liquid fuels in environmentally sustainable transport

R. J. Pearson, J. W. G. Turner

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Abstract

Renewable liquid fuels provide an opportunity for nations to increase energy independency or reduce greenhouse gas emissions by supplying energy-dense fuels which are miscible with petroleum gasoline and diesel. This chapter shows how liquid fuels are the most pragmatic way to increase the renewable energy content in the transport sector, enabling an evolution, rather than a revolution of both vehicle and fuel technology. The historical development and present market penetration of these fuels is discussed, together with aspects of current and future legislation which may incentivise or limit their use. an integrated system is proposed which combines biomass with fuels made from re-cycled CO as a means of storing off-peak renewable energy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Zero Carbon Transportation
EditorsR. Folkson
Place of PublicationCambridge, U. K.
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Ltd.
Pages19-51
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9780857095220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

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