This paper presents a short review of biosolar sources of synthetic liquid fuels (synfuels) for transportation. There are a variety of ways to convert potentially large energy crops into fuels suitable for transportation use; e.g., liquid fuels such as methanol, ethanol, and pyrolytic oils. In addition, organic wastes are widely produced, and although they are still generally not considered a resource, there is little doubt that they will increasingly be recycled for their material and energy value. Major technical, social, economic, environmental, and political questions remain, and although the potential for biosolar transportation synfuels is large, it is still small compared to transportation energy demand. Because of their costs, early implementation of biosolar conversion schemes will likely not be in the area of transportation synfuels. (ERA citation 02:029074)

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    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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  • Authors:
    • Anderson, C J
  • Publication Date: 1977-1-17

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  • Pagination: 17 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00166407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM