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Next-generation biofuels: Survey of emerging technologies and sustainability issues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20922754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Next-generation biofuels, such as cellulosic bioethanol, biomethane from waste, synthetic biofuels obtained via gasification of biomass, biohydrogen, and others, are currently at the center of the attention of technologists and policy makers in search of the more sustainable biofuel of tomorrow. To set realistic targets for future biofuel options, it is important to assess their sustainability according to technical, economical, and environmental measures. With this aim, the review presents a comprehensive overview of the chemistry basis and of the technology related aspects of next generation biofuel production, as well as it addresses related economic issues and environmental implications. Opportunities and limits are discussed in terms of technical applicability of existing and emerging technology options to bio-waste feedstock, and further development forecasts are made based on the existing social-economic and market situation, feedstock potentials, and other global aspects. As the latter ones are concerned, the emphasis is placed on the opportunities and challenges of developing countries in adoption of this new industry.
Authors:
Sergey Zinoviev; Franziska Müller-Langer; Piyali Das; Nicolás Bertero; Paolo Fornasiero; Martin Kaltschmitt; Gabriele Centi; Stanislav Miertus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ChemSusChem     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1864-564X     ISO Abbreviation:  ChemSusChem     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-21     Completed Date:  2011-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101319536     Medline TA:  ChemSusChem     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1106-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
International Centre for Science and High Technology of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, AREA Science Park-Bld. B, Padriciano 99, 34149, Trieste, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biocatalysis
Biofuels* / economics
Energy-Generating Resources* / economics
Green Chemistry Technology / economics,  methods*,  trends
Internationality
Waste Management / economics,  methods
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biofuels

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