Forum Chemical engineering: Fuel for debate

Mayfield, Stephen; Wong, P. K.
August 2011
Nature;8/25/2011, Vol. 476 Issue 7361, p402
Academic Journal
The article discusses several processes in making fuels from biomass as measures of the limited supply of fossil fuels. It states that process of making biofuels from lignocellulose and algae has already been known but the process is costly and results to higher price than of fossil fuels. The benefits and costs of the processes such as coal-to-liquid (CTL), gas-to-liquid (GTL), and biomass-to-liquid (BTL) in making biofuels from lignocelluloses are also discussed.


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