EGEE 439
Alternative Fuels from Biomass Sources

1.6 Summary and Final Tasks

1.6 Summary and Final Tasks


This lesson was about how using biofuels can benefit society. We looked at increasing energy demands around the world, how economically dependent we are on foreign sources of fuel, and how we don't have much control over what the prices of our fuels will be. We also explored how the growth in GHG emissions is a vital environmental concern and discussed how, without the use of biofuels, we cannot achieve significant reductions in GHG.


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Yvon-Durocher, G., Allen, A.P., Bastviken, D., Conrad, R., Gudasz, C., St-Pierre, A., Thanh-Duc, N., del Giorgio, P.A., "Methane fluxes show consistent temperature dependence across microbial to ecosystem scales," Nature, 507, 488-491, 3/21/2014.


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