Renewable Motor Fuels

Renewable Motor Fuels : The Past, the Present and the Uncertain Future

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Considering the ever-rising costs of traditional fuel paired with the increasing scarcity of its resources, it's easy to see why exploring renewable fuels has become an increasingly critical goal for engineers, researchers, and end-users alike. However, due to the great diversity of technologies, policies, and attitudes, it can be difficult to gain a good well-rounded understanding of these types of fuels. Renewable Motor Fuels: The Past, the Present and the Uncertain Future presents an opportunity to gain an insightful understanding of all the key aspects of alternative automotive fuels in one book. Author Arthur Brownstein describes various sources of renewable motor fuels (including ethanol, algae, isobutanol, natural gas, and battery power) and their production processes, specific properties, and economic advantages/disadvantages. This comprehensive coverage of such an important topic is crucial for anyone with an interest in renewable fuels, from researchers to engineers to end-users.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 12mm | 220g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, black & white tables, figures
  • 0128009705
  • 9780128009703

Table of contents

History and Legislation
Economics of Cornstarch for Ethanol
Synthesis Gas
Algae and Photosynthesis
Isobutanol: An Ethanol Alternative
Diesel: An Ethanol Alternative
Natural Gas: Synergistic or Competitive
Battery Power: Synergistic or Competitive
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Review quote

" Providing excellent background as well as insight and opinion from an industry insider, this volume is for those interested in mechanical, chemical, and petroleum engineering and alternative fuels...Summing Up: Highly recommended."--CHOICE, Renewable Motor Fuels

"...a very well-written compact book on the subject...will provide in depth information on the subject and makes an interesting reading for those wanting to look into past, present and future of motor fuels and several alternatives that can be explored."-International Journal of Performability Engineering
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About Arthur M. Brownstein

Arthur M. Brownstein has had more than forty years of experience working in senior management in fuel companies such as Chem Systems Inc. and Exxon Chemical. Most recently, he has worked as the General Manager of New Ventures Technology Division at Exxon Chemical. He is now retired. Dr. Brownstein received his PhD in Chemistry from The Ohio State University. He has written two books (US Petrochemicals: Technologies, Markets & Economics and Trends in Petrochemical Technology: The Impact of the Energy Crisis) and nearly one hundred papers and articles that have been presented at conferences worldwide.
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