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The need for biofuels as part of a low carbon energy future

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Author(s):
Fulton, Lewis M. [1] ; Lynd, Lee R. [2] ; Koerner, Alexander [3] ; Greene, Nathanael [4] ; Tonachel, Luke R. [4]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Calif Davis, Inst Transportat Studies, Sustainable Transportat Energy Pathways STEPS Pro, Davis, CA 95616 - USA
[2] Dartmouth Coll, Thayer Sch Engn, Hanover, NH 03755 - USA
[3] Int Energy Agcy, Energy Technol Policy Div, Paris - France
[4] Nat Resources Def Council, New York, NY - USA
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: BIOFUELS BIOPRODUCTS & BIOREFINING-BIOFPR; v. 9, n. 5, p. 476-483, SEP-OCT 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 33
Abstract

The question of whether the world needs biofuels is approached by examining the feasibility of doing without them. Even with aggressive reductions in travel growth, shifts to mass transport modes, strong efficiency improvements, and deep market penetration by vehicles running on electricity and hydrogen, there remains a large demand for dense liquid fuels in 2050 (80% of transportation fuel) and even in 2075 (50%). This demand is due largely to aviation, ocean shipping, and long-haul trucking. Acknowledging the significant uncertainties involved in such projections and the challenges faced by all candidate technologies and fuels, we conclude that it will likely be difficult to achieve a low-carbon transport sector without widespread use of biofuels, and that aggressive efforts to develop sustainable, low-carbon biofuels alongside other options are warranted. (C) 2015 Society of Chemical Industry and John Wiley \& Sons, Ltd (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/11269-8 - Prof. Lee Lynd visit plan to NIPE/UNICAMP to develop research activities in bioenergy area
Grantee:Luis Augusto Barbosa Cortez
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International