Transport fuel

Frederik Ronsse, Henning Jørgensen, Ingmar Schüßler, Rikard Gebart

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Abstract

Worldwide, the use of transport fuel derived from biomass increased four-fold between 2003 and 2012. Mainly based on food resources, these conventional biofuels did not achieve the expected emission savings and contributed to higher prices for food commod - ities, especially maize and oilseeds. Advanced biofuels based on forest biomass are not yet being produced on a large scale, but are expected to have a better life-cycle emission profile than conventional biofuels. The pathways from feedstock to advanced biofuel are diverse in respect to capacity, technology and final product. Three promising conversion technologies are presented below: pyrolysis, biochemical conversion and gasification
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForest Bioenergy for Europe
EditorsLauri Hetemäki
PublisherEuropean Forest Institute
Publication date2014
Pages52-58
Chapter2.4
ISBN (Print)978-952-5980-10-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-5980-11-0
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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