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Biomass and Biofuels by Thallada Bhaskar, Shibu Jose

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Chapter 15

Cellulosic Biofuel in the United States

Targets, Achievements, Bottlenecks, and a Case Study of Three Advanced Biofuel Facilities

Sougata Bardhan, Shibu Jose, and Larry Godsey

The Center for Agroforestry, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

15.1 Introduction

Fossil fuels supply an estimated 80% of the primary energy consumed globally, of which 58% is utilized in the transportation sector as liquid fuel (Escobar et al. 2007). According to current predictions, worldwide demand for oil will be around 110–120 million barrels per day during the period from 2030 to 2040 (CERA Report 2009; AEO 2013). Worldwide, for every four barrels of oil that are consumed, only one new barrel of oil is found (Aleklett and Campbell 2003). It is also ...

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