The need for biofuels Academic Article uri icon


  • Experts emphasize on the need to develop and deploy renewable energy systems, as fossil energy resources decline. An attractive alternative is to convert lignocellulosic biomass into transportation fuels. It is necessary to develop and deploy renewable energy systems at the multi-terawatt scale, to ensure sustainable prosperity. Sasol converts coal into liquid hydrocarbons in South Africa to extract biofuels. Another alternative is to convert natural gas into liquid hydrocarbons, and both Sasol and Shell operate such plants in Qatar.

published proceedings

  • Chemical Engineering Progress

author list (cited authors)

  • Dale, B. E., & Holtzapple, M.

complete list of authors

  • Dale, BE||Holtzapple, M

publication date

  • January 2015