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The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive review of the current state of the art with regard to the production and use of biofuels and to establish potential needs in RTD and technology transfer. The technical applications of existing gaseous biofuels are considered and the potential benefits of using biological commodities as energy sources are discussed. The positive and negative environmental impacts stemming from the production and use of biofuels are analysed and an economic analysis of market issues related to energy and fossil fuels is presented.

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Authors: RUIZ-ALTISENT (EDITOR), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Department of Rural Engineering (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15647 EN (1994) 185 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, DG XII/E-2, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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