This book provides a comprehensive overview of the application of liquid biofuels to internal combustion (IC) engines. Biofuels
are one of the most promising renewable and sustainable energy sources. Particularly, liquid biofuels obtained from biomass
could become a valid alternative to the use of fossil fuels in the light of increasingly stringent environmental constraints.
In this book, the discussion is limited to liquid biofuels obtained from triglycerides and lignocellulose among the many different
kinds of biomass. Several liquid biofuels from triglycerides, straight vegetable oil, biodiesel produced from inedible vegetable
oil, hydrotreated vegetable oil, and pyrolytic oil have been selected for discussion, as well as biofuels from lignocellulose
bio-oil, alcohols such as methanol, ethanol and butanol, and biomass-to-liquids diesel. This book includes three chapters
on the application of methanol, ethanol and butanol to advanced compression ignition (CI) engines such as LTC, HCCI, RCCI
and DF modes. Further, the application of other higher alcohols and other drop-in fuels such as DMF, MF, MTHF, and GVL are
also discussed. The book will be a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers and engine designers who are interested
in the application of alcohols and other biofuels in advanced CI engines, and also useful for alternative energy planners
selecting biofuels for CI engines in the future.