Renewable Motor Fuels: The Past, The Present And The Uncertain Future

Paperback | October 10, 2014

byArthur M. BrownsteinEditorArthur M. Brownstein

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Considering the ever-rising costs of traditional fuel paired with the increasing scarcity of its resources, it's easy to see why exploring renewable fuels has become an increasingly critical goal for engineers, researchers, and end-users alike. However, due to the great diversity of technologies, policies, and attitudes, it can be difficult to gain a good well-rounded understanding of these types of fuels. Renewable Motor Fuels: The Past, the Present and the Uncertain Future presents an opportunity to gain an insightful understanding of all the key aspects of alternative automotive fuels in one book. Author Arthur Brownstein describes various sources of renewable motor fuels including ethanol, algae, isobutanol, natural gas, and battery power and their production processes, specific properties, and economic advantages/disadvantages. This comprehensive coverage of such an important topic is crucial for anyone with an interest in renewable fuels, from researchers to engineers to end-users. Presents a clear overview on a variety of renewable motor fuel technologies, balancing history, technology, and policy Provides the status of current and developing renewable motor fuel technologies and their uses worldwide Discusses the competitive economics of renewable fuel processes and their respective market interactions

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Considering the ever-rising costs of traditional fuel paired with the increasing scarcity of its resources, it's easy to see why exploring renewable fuels has become an increasingly critical goal for engineers, researchers, and end-users alike. However, due to the great diversity of technologies, policies, and attitudes, it can be diff...

Arthur M. Brownstein has had more than forty years of experience working in senior management in fuel companies such as Chem Systems Inc. and Exxon Chemical. Most recently, he has worked as the General Manager of New Ventures Technology Division at Exxon Chemical. He is now retired.Dr. Brownstein received his PhD in Chemistry from The ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 10, 2014Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128009705

ISBN - 13:9780128009703

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Table of Contents

  1. History and Legislation
  2. Ethanol
  3. Economics of Cornstarch for Ethanol
  4. Cellulosics
  5. Synthesis Gas
  6. Algae and Photosynthesis
  7. Isobutanol: An Ethanol Alternative
  8. Diesel: An Ethanol Alternative
  9. Natural Gas: Synergistic or Competitive
  10. Battery Power: Synergistic or Competitive

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" Providing excellent background as well as insight and opinion from an industry insider, this volume is for those interested in mechanical, chemical, and petroleum engineering and alternative fuels.Summing Up: Highly recommended."--CHOICE, Renewable Motor Fuels "...a very well-written compact book on the subject.will provide in depth information on the subject and makes an interesting reading for those wanting to look into past, present and future of motor fuels and several alternatives that can be explored."-International Journal of Performability Engineering