Pimentel, David

Biofuels, Solar and Wind as Renewable Energy Systems

Biofuels, Solar and Wind as Renewable Energy Systems


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Table of contents

1. Renewable and Solar Energy Technologies: Energy and Environmental Issues
David Pimentel

2. Can the Earth Deliver the Biomass-for-Fuel we Demand?
Tad W. Patzek

3. A Review of the Economic Rewards and Risks of Ethanol Production
David Swenson

4. Subsidies to Ethanol in the United States
Doug Koplow, Ronald Steenblik

5. Peak Oil, EROI, Investments and the Economy in an Uncertain Future
Charles A. S. Hall, Robert Powers, William Schoenberg

6. Wind Power: Benefits and Limitations
Andrew R.B. Ferguson

7. Renewable Diesel
Robert Rapier

8. Complex Systems Thinking and Renewable Energy Systems
Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi

9. Sugarcane and Ethanol Production and Carbon Dioxide Balances
Marcelo Dias De Oliveira

10. Biomass Fuel Cycle Boundaries and Parameters: Current Practice and Proposed Methodology
Tom Gangwer

11. Our Food and Fuel Future
Edwin Kessler

12. A Framework for Energy Alternatives: Net Energy, Liebig’s Law and Multi-criteria Analysis
Nathan John Hagens, Kenneth Mulder

13. Bio-Ethanol Production in Brazil
Robert M. Boddey, Luis Henrique de B. Soares, Bruno J.R. Alves, Segundo Urquiaga

14. Ethanol Production: Energy and Economic Issues Related to U.S. and Brazilian Sugarcane
David Pimentel, Tad W. Patzek

15. Ethanol Production Using Corn, Switchgrass and Wood; Biodiesel Production Using Soybean
David Pimentel, Tad Patzek

16. Developing Energy Crops for Thermal Applications: Optimizing Fuel Quality, Energy Security and GHG Mitigation
Roger Samson, Claudia Ho Lem, Stephanie Bailey Stamler, Jeroen Dooper

17. Organic and Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Conservation
Tiziano Gomiero, Maurizio G. Paoletti

18. Biofuel Production in Italy and Europe: Benefits and Costs, in the Light of the Present European Union Biofuel Policy
Sergio Ulgiati, Daniela Russi, Marco Raugei

19. The Power Density of Ethanol from Brazilian Sugarcane
Andrew R.B. Ferguson

20. A Brief Discussion on Algae for Oil Production: Energy Issues
David Pimentel


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Keywords: SCIENCE / Environmental Science SCI026000

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