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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: VEGETABLE OIL-BASED FUELS, ADDITIVES AND COPRODUCTS

Location: Bio-oils Research Unit

Title: Historical perspectives on biofuels

Author
item Knothe, Gerhard

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: August 12, 2011
Publication Date: June 17, 2012
Citation: Knothe, G.H. 2012. Historical perspectives on biofuels. In: Sayigh, A., Editor-in-Chief. Comprehensive Renewable Energy. 1st edition. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier B.V. Vol. 5. p.11-14.

Technical Abstract: This chapter summarizes the history through about the 1940’s of biomass-derived fuels, particularly ethanol as replacement for gasoline and vegetable oil-derived diesel fuels, including biodiesel, as replacement for petroleum-derived diesel fuels.

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