19. Selected Global Examples of Cellulosic Cropping System Trends

  1. Douglas L. Karlen
  1. Douglas L. Karlen1,
  2. Marcelo Valadares Galdos2,
  3. Sarita Cândida Rabelo2,
  4. Henrique Continho Junqueira Franco2,
  5. Antonio Bonomi2,
  6. Jihong Li3,
  7. Shi-Zhong Li3,
  8. Jaya Shankar Tumuluru4 and
  9. Leslie Ovard4

Published Online: 1 MAR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118676332.ch19

Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems

Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems

How to Cite

Karlen, D. L., Galdos, M. V., Rabelo, S. C., Junqueira Franco, H. C., Bonomi, A., Li, J., Li, S.-Z., Tumuluru, J. S. and Ovard, L. (2014) Selected Global Examples of Cellulosic Cropping System Trends, in Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems (ed D. L. Karlen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118676332.ch19

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, USDA Agricultural Research Service, U.S.A.

  2. 2

    Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE)/Brazilian Center of Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), Brazil

  3. 3

    MOST-USDA Joint Research Center for Biofuels, Institute of New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, China

  4. 4

    Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technologies, Idaho National Laboratory, U.S.A.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAR 2014
  2. Published Print: 13 MAR 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119991946

Online ISBN: 9781118676332



  • Brazil;
  • cellulosic bioenergy;
  • cellulosic ethanol;
  • cellulosic feedstocks;
  • China;
  • India


The development of cellulosic feedstocks for biofuels and other bioproducts must be accomplished in an economically viable, environmentally benign, and socially sustainable manner. This task is feasible throughout the world, as illustrated in this chapter. The chapter discusses production of cellulosic ethanol in Brazil, cellulosic bioenergy in China and bioenergy in India. Each example is further discussed in detail by covering the issues of feedstocks, commercialization and government policies.