The Resource Liquid transportation fuels from coal and biomass : technological status, costs, and environmental impacts, America's Energy Future Panel on Alternative Liquid Transportation Fuels, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council of the National Acadamies

Liquid transportation fuels from coal and biomass : technological status, costs, and environmental impacts, America's Energy Future Panel on Alternative Liquid Transportation Fuels, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council of the National Acadamies

Label
Liquid transportation fuels from coal and biomass : technological status, costs, and environmental impacts
Title
Liquid transportation fuels from coal and biomass
Title remainder
technological status, costs, and environmental impacts
Statement of responsibility
America's Energy Future Panel on Alternative Liquid Transportation Fuels, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council of the National Acadamies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The transportation sector cannot continue on its current path: The volatility of oil prices threatens the U.S. economy, the large proportion of oil importation threatens U.S. energy security, and the massive contribution of greenhouse gases threatens the environment. The development of domestic sources of alternative transportation fuels with lower greenhouse emissions is now a national imperative. Coal and biomass are in abundant supply in the United States and can be converted to liquid fuels that can be combusted in existing and future vehicles. Their abundant supply makes them attractive candidates to provide non-oil-based liquid fuels to the U.S. transportation system. However, there are important questions about the economic viability, carbon impact, and technology status of these options. Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass provides a snapshot of the potential costs of liquid fuels from biomass by biochemical conversion and from biomass and coal by thermochemical conversion. Policy makers, investors, leaders in industry, the transportation sector, and others with a concern for the environment, economy, and energy security will look to this book as a roadmap to independence from foreign oil. With immediate action and sustained effort, alternative liquid fuels can be available in the 2020 time frame, if or when the nation needs them"--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
662
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TP343
LC item number
.L6795 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
America's energy future series
Label
Liquid transportation fuels from coal and biomass : technological status, costs, and environmental impacts, America's Energy Future Panel on Alternative Liquid Transportation Fuels, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council of the National Acadamies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liquid fuels for transportation -- Biomass resources for liquid transportation fuels -- Biochemical conversion of biomass -- Thermochemical conversion of coal and biomass -- Distribution -- Comparison of options and market penetration -- Overall findings and recommendations -- Key challenges to commercial deployment -- Other alternative fuel options
Control code
ocn609423985
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 370 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309138796
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b3588180x
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)609423985
  • pebcs0309137136

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