Biofuels for transport: a roadmap for development in Australia

The key finding of this report by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) is that biofuels, both bioethanol (a petroleum substitute) and biodiesel (a diesel fuel substitute) have useful roles to play as Australian transport fuels and can contribute to greenhouse gas mitigation and energy security. While so-described Generation 1 biofuels are limited by competition for scarce resources with food production, Generation 2 biofuels, using prolific but lower-value resources, hold significant promise although production costs remain high with ill-defined conversion pathways. Focused research and development, essential for eventual technological success and commercial outcomes, relies upon the improved financing, coordination and management of leading Australian facilities and people, as well as the establishment of productive linkages with international research and development efforts. It is recommended that a Biofuels Institute be established.

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    Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

    Parkville, Victoria   

    Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

  • Publication Date: 2008-11


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  • Pagination: 94p

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  • Accession Number: 01386073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 187561897X
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 7:32PM