Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 5, 2008
Previous Article Next Article

Biofuels: a technological perspective

Author affiliations


Environmental issues, the growing demand for energy, political concerns and the medium-term depletion of petroleum has created the need for development of sustainable technologies based on renewable raw materials. Biofuels might help to meet the future energy supply demands as well as contributing to a reduction of green house gas emissions. Although this topic is highly controversial and many investigations are currently ongoing, this review is intended to give a brief overview about certain aspects of the complex biofuel issue, providing the latest update of the production and potential of biofuels in the transport sector including types of biofuel, feedstocks and technologies and some of the possible socio-economic, environmental and political implications of the widespread use of biofuels in our society.

Graphical abstract: Biofuels: a technological perspective

  • This article is part of the themed collection: Biofuels
Back to tab navigation

Article information

28 Apr 2008
01 Aug 2008
First published
05 Sep 2008

Energy Environ. Sci., 2008,1, 542-564
Article type

Biofuels: a technological perspective

R. Luque, L. Herrero-Davila, J. M. Campelo, J. H. Clark, J. M. Hidalgo, D. Luna, J. M. Marinas and A. A. Romero, Energy Environ. Sci., 2008, 1, 542
DOI: 10.1039/B807094F

Social activity

Search articles by author