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Modeling Energetic Efficiency of Biofuels Production

  • Explains a new approach to assessing the energy efficiency of biofuel production

  • Provides mathematical modeling and computer simulation tools to help solve real-world problems in biofuel production systems

  • Will be of considerable practical use to plant managers, process engineers, and logistics managers

Book

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Andrzej Wasiak
    Pages 1-2
  3. Andrzej Wasiak
    Pages 3-27
  4. Andrzej Wasiak
    Pages 29-34
  5. Andrzej Wasiak
    Pages 35-48
  6. Andrzej Wasiak
    Pages 65-69
  7. Andrzej Wasiak
    Pages 71-77
  8. Andrzej Wasiak
    Pages 79-80

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on how the energetic efficiency of biofuel production systems can be modeled. It provides engineers and economists with an essential grasp of biofuel production systems performance, as it includes results of mathematical modeling and computer simulations concerning the performance of real-world biofuel production systems. The book also indicates the limitations on biofuel production's ability to ensure sustainability and the energetic self-sufficiency of agriculture, helping politicians and other decision-makers to choose between various legal and economic options. 

Keywords

Energy Efficiency Biofuels Production System Embedded Energy Calorific Value Sustainable Development Biofuels Production Energy consumption of biofuel production

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering ManagementBialystok University of TechnologyBiałystokPoland

About the authors

Since October 2000, Andrzej Wasiak has been a Professor at Bialystok University of Technology and Coordinator of the European Commission project "Centre of Sustainable Development and Environmental Management." Since 2011, he has also been a Fellow of the Committee of Production Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences. He was also a Professor at Bialystok School of Economics - Chair of Applied Computer Science - from 2001 to 2012. His research interests include X-ray crystallography and texture analysis, correlations between the structure and properties of materials, structure formation under variable external conditions, and polymers and the environment (methods of their recycling, as well as their role in energy consumption, environmental pollution, etc.), and finally investigations on energetic efficiency of alternative energy sources.

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