Plant Biomass Conversion

Plant Biomass Conversion

Editor(s): Elizabeth E. Hood, Peter Nelson, Randall Powell

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011 12:50PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780813816944

Online ISBN: 9780470959138

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959138

About this Book

A whole host of motivations are driving the development of the "renewables" industry- ranging from the desire to develop sustainable energy resources to the reduction of dangerous greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. All energy utilized on the earth is ultimately derived from the sun through photosynthesis-the only truly renewable commodity.

As concerns regarding increasing energy prices, global warming and renewable resources continue to grow, so has scientific discovery into agricultural biomass conversion. Plant Biomass Conversion addresses both the development of plant biomass and conversion technology, in addition to issues surrounding biomass conversion, such as the affect on water resources and soil sustainability. This book also offers a brief overview of the current status of the industry and examples of production plants being used in current biomass conversion efforts.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      Dedicated Herbaceous Energy Crops (pages 85–108)

      Keat (Thomas) Teoh, Shivakumar Pattada Devaiah, Deborah Vicuna Requesens and Elizabeth E. Hood

    3. Chapter 12

      Biobased Chemicals and Polymers (pages 275–309)

      Randall W. Powell, Clare Elton, Ross Prestidge and Helene Belanger

    4. Chapter 14

      Biofuel Economics (pages 329–354)

      Daniel Klein-Marcuschamer, Brad Holmes, Blake A. Simmons and Harvey W. Blanch

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