Fossil Fuels — Not the End of an Era

  • D. F. S. Natusch
  • D. W. Richardson


The notion that biomass will be widely used as a feedstock for producing non-petroleum fuels has been frequently postulated. This notion has a world-wide following and is based on the widespread occurrence and essential renewability of biomass resources.


Processing Plant Biomass Feedstock Biomass Resource Fossil Resource Unit Production Cost 
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  • D. F. S. Natusch
  • D. W. Richardson

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