Renewables-Based Technology: Sustainability Assessment

Renewables-Based Technology: Sustainability Assessment

Editor(s): Jo Dewulf, Herman Van Langenhove

Published Online: 15 JUN 2006

Print ISBN: 9780470022412

Online ISBN: 9780470022443

DOI: 10.1002/0470022442

Series Editor(s): Christian V. Stevens

About this Book

Sustainability is a key driving force for industries in the chemical, food, packaging, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors, and quantitative sustainability indicators are being incorporated into company reports. This is driving the uptake of renewable resources and the adoption of renewables.
Renewables' can either be the substituted raw materials that are used in a given industry, (e.g. the use of biomass for fuel); the use and/or modification of a crop for use in a new industry (e.g. plant cellulose), or the reuse of a waste product (e.g. organic waste for energy production).

This is the first book in the Wiley Renewable Resources series that brings together the range of sustainability assessment methods and their uses. Ensuing books in the series will look at individual renewable materials and applications.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Renewables as a Resource and Sustainability Performance Indicators

    1. Chapter 2

      The Potential of Renewables as a Feedstock for Chemistry and Energy (pages 19–37)

      Wilfried G. J. H. M. van Sark, Martin K. Patel, André P. C. Faaij and Monique M. Hoogwijk

  2. Part II: Relevant Assessment Tools

    1. Chapter 7

      Exergy (pages 111–125)

      Jo Dewulf and Herman Van Langenhove

  3. Part III: Case Studies

    1. Chapter 14

      Assessment of Biofuels (pages 231–245)

      James A. Duffield, Hosein Shapouri and Michael Wang

  4. Part IV: Conclusions

    1. Chapter 20

      Conclusions (pages 331–337)

      Jo Dewulf and Herman Van Langenhove

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