Biogas as a resource-efficient vehicle fuel

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There are currently strong incentives for increased use of renewable fuels in the transport sector worldwide. However, some bioethanol and biodiesel production routes have limitations with regard to resource efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gases. More efficient biofuel systems are those based on lignocelluloses and novel conversion technologies. A complementary strategy to these is to increase the production of biogas from the digestion of organic residues and energy crops, or from byproducts of ethanol and biodiesel production. Compared with other biomass-based vehicle fuels available so far, biogas often has several advantages from an environmental and resource-efficiency perspective. This provides the motivation for further technological development aiming to reduce costs and thereby increased economic competitiveness of biogas as a vehicle fuel.

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  • Energy Systems
  • Industrial Biotechnology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-13
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes