The Past , Present , and Future of Biofuels – Biobutanol as Promising Alternative

  title={The Past , Present , and Future of Biofuels – Biobutanol as Promising Alternative},
  author={K{\"o}pke Michael and Noack Steffi and D{\"u}rre Peter},
  • Köpke Michael, Noack Steffi, Dürre Peter
  • Published 2012
While the worldwide energy consumption is projected to grow by 57 % until 2030 (U. S. Energy Information Administration [EIA], 2007) fossil sources are limited and it is questionable how long they will last. Meanwhile, even unconventional sources such as tar sands and oil shales become economically producible since crude oil prices have reached sustained highs and even surpassed a historic mark of US$ 145 per barrel in June 2008 (EIA, 2011). Besides concerns about avaibility and prices of… CONTINUE READING
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