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Miscanthus for Bioenergy Production: Crop Production, Utilization and Climate Change Mitigation

Miscanthus for Bioenergy Production: Crop Production, Utilization and Climate Change Mitigation

1st Edition

Michael B. Jones
July 23, 2019

Miscanthus has been enthusiastically promoted as a second generation biomass crop, and this book provides a comprehensive review of this knowledge. Miscanthus, also known as elephant grass, is a high yielding grass crop that grows over three metres tall, resembles bamboo and produces a crop every...

Bioenergy Crops for Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

Bioenergy Crops for Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

1st Edition

Alex Baumber
January 28, 2019

The growing of crops for bioenergy has been subject to much recent criticism, as taking away land which could be used for food production or biodiversity conservation. This book challenges some commonly-held ideas about biofuels, bioenergy and energy cropping, particularly that energy crops pose an...

Sugarcane Bioenergy for Sustainable Development: Expanding Production in Latin America and Africa

Sugarcane Bioenergy for Sustainable Development: Expanding Production in Latin America and Africa

1st Edition

Luis A. B. Cortez, Manoel Regis L. V. Leal, Luiz A. Horta Nogueira
October 17, 2018

In recent years, there has been a rapid expansion of the growing of crops for use in bioenergy production rather than for food. This has been particularly the case for sugarcane in Latin America and Africa. This book examines the further potential in the context of the food versus fuel debate, and...

Bioenergy Production by Anaerobic Digestion: Using Agricultural Biomass and Organic Wastes

Bioenergy Production by Anaerobic Digestion: Using Agricultural Biomass and Organic Wastes

1st Edition

Nicholas Korres, Padraig O'Kiely, John A.H. Benzie, Jonathan S. West
August 14, 2018

Interest in anaerobic digestion (AD), the process of energy production through the production of biogas, has increased rapidly in recent years. Agricultural and other organic waste are important substrates that can be treated by AD.  This book is one of the first to provide a broad...

Biofuels and Rural Poverty

Biofuels and Rural Poverty

1st Edition

Joy Clancy
May 31, 2017

Biofuels and Rural Poverty makes an original contribution to the current controversial global debate on biofuels, in particular the consequences that large-scale production of transport fuel substitutes can have on rural areas, principally in developing countries but also in some poor rural areas...

Biofuels, Food Security, and Developing Economies

Biofuels, Food Security, and Developing Economies

1st Edition

Nazia Mintz-Habib
January 07, 2016

The last decade has witnessed major crises in both food and energy security across the world. One response to the challenges of climate change and energy supply has been the development of crops to be used for biofuels. But, as this book shows, this can divert agricultural land from food production...

Handbook of Bioenergy Crops: A Complete Reference to Species, Development and Applications

Handbook of Bioenergy Crops: A Complete Reference to Species, Development and Applications

1st Edition

N. El Bassam
November 26, 2015

Biomass currently accounts for about fifteen per cent of global primary energy consumption and is playing an increasingly important role in the face of climate change, energy and food security concerns. Handbook of Bioenergy Crops is a unique reference and guide, with extensive coverage of...

The Biomass Assessment Handbook: Energy for a sustainable environment

The Biomass Assessment Handbook: Energy for a sustainable environment

2nd Edition

Frank Rosillo-Calle, Peter de Groot, Sarah L. Hemstock, Jeremy Woods
June 05, 2015

The increasing importance of biomass as a renewable energy source has led to an acute need for reliable and detailed information on its assessment, consumption and supply. Responding to this need, and overcoming the lack of standardised measurement and accounting procedures, this best-selling...

Miscanthus: For Energy and Fibre

Miscanthus: For Energy and Fibre

1st Edition

Michael Jones, Mary Walsh
September 01, 2000

Miscanthus is a promising non-food crop yielding high quality lignocellulosic material which can be used in a number of ways, including energy and fibre production, thatching, and industrial use. This book encompasses the results and recommendations arising from extensive trials and experiments...

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