Preface


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Preface
PrefaceThe continuous use of the world's crude oil reserve and a corresponding escalation in its price together with the limited coal reserves have stimulated the hunt for renewable sources of energy. The main sources of renewable energy are biomass, biogas, methanol, ethanol, and biodiesel; solar active (photovoltaic), solar passive (preheating of water), wind, mini hydel, and mini tidal are important sources which produce less pollution and protect the environment.Much attention has been given to biomass and its modifications as a substitute for fossil fuels in the Western world. Among the modifications are biogas, alcohol, biodiesel, and manure. Presently, electrical power is attractive in many respects and the search is on for renewable and nonfinite resources to produce and supplement electrical energy.The first c…
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Ahindra Nag, Ph.D.: Biofuels Refining and Performance. Preface, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008), AccessEngineering Export