Biofuels for Transportation
|Biofuels – what role in the future energy mix? Facts, trends and perspectives
The use of biofuels grew strongly in Germany between 2004 and 2007, but its share has been stagnating since then, at between 5.5-6%. Biodiesel made from rape led the way, ahead of ethanol made from ...
|The Energy Report – 100% renewable energy by 2050
WWF has a vision of a world that is powered by 100 per cent renewable energy sources by the middle of this century. Unless we make this transition, the world is most likely to avoid ...
|Second-generation biofuels - Economics and policies
Recent increases in production of crop-based (or first-generation) biofuels have engendered increasing concerns over potential conflicts with food supplies and land protection, as well as disputes over greenhouse gas reductions. This has heightened a sense ...
|Algae-based biofuels: applications and co-products
The possible competition for land makes it impossible to produce enough first generation biofuel to offset a large percentage of the total fuel consumption for transportation. As opposed to land-based biofuels produced from agricultural feedstocks, ...
|Biofuels: indirect land use change and climate impact
The present report focuses on net GHG emission reduction in the transport sector.The EU RED biofuels target for 2020 is to have 10% of fuel demand in EU road transport covered by biofuels. This translates ...
|Status of 2nd generation biofuels demonstration facilities in June 2010
Driven by the need to partly replace fossil transport fuels and by food versus fuel and highest possible GHG mitigation considerations, large efforts are dedicated to the development of technologies for the production of biofuels ...
|RETRANS - Opportunities for the use of renewable energy in road transport - Policy makers report
The increasing energy use in the transport sector is adding also to the dependency of countries on oil imports. In the reference scenario of the IEA World Energy Outlook 2008 the transport sector is the ...
|Sustainable production of second-generation biofuels - Potential and perspectives in major economies and developing countries
This study first discusses the global status quo of second-generation biofuels and their potential role in the future energy supply. Next, the study identifies global drivers for the development of this new industry and their ...
|Biofuels 2010: spotting the next wave - Executive summary
One response to the threat of climate change would be to regulate the use of carbon fossil fuels with an externality tax or some other policy measure. Taxing fossil fuels would drive up the price ...
|Bioenergy – A sustainable and reliable energy source (main report)
The supply of sustainable energy is one of the main challenges that mankind will face over the coming decades, particularly because of the need to address climate change.Biomass can make a substantial contribution to supplying ...