Sustainable Bioenergy Production

Lijun Wang

April 18, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 583 Pages - 124 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466505520 - CAT# K14570

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Features

  • Covers fundamentals of genetic engineering, novel breeding, and cropping technologies applied to develop energy crops
  • Includes comprehensive analysis of the technical and economic feasibility and environmental sustainability of different biomass feedstocks as well as different bioenergy processing technologies
  • Looks at the modern computational tools that have been developed to assist the design and analyses of bioenergy production systems
  • Explores different biorefinery systems including lignocellulosic feedstock, whole-crop, and green biorefinery
  • Discusses emerging technologies to improve the sustainability of each biomass feedstock and bioenergy process

Summary

Given the environmental concerns and declining availability of fossil fuels, as well as the growing population worldwide, it is essential to move toward a sustainable bioenergy-based economy. However, it is also imperative to address sustainability in the bioenergy industry in order to avoid depleting necessary biomass resources. Sustainable Bioenergy Production provides comprehensive knowledge and skills for the analysis and design of sustainable biomass production, bioenergy processing, and biorefinery systems for professionals in the bioenergy field.

Focusing on topics vital to the sustainability of the bioenergy industry, this book is divided into four sections: Fundamentals of Engineering Analysis and Design of Bioenergy Production Systems, Sustainable Biomass Production and Supply Logistics, Sustainable Bioenergy Processing, and Sustainable Biorefinery Systems. Section I covers the fundamentals of genetic engineering, novel breeding, and cropping technologies applied in the development of energy crops. It discusses modern computational tools used in the design and analysis of bioenergy production systems and the life-cycle assessment for evaluating the environmental sustainability of biomass production and bioenergy processing technologies.

Section II focuses on the technical and economic feasibility and environmental sustainability of various biomass feedstocks and emerging technologies to improve feedstock sustainability. Section III addresses the technical and economic feasibility and environmental sustainability of different bioenergy processing technologies and emerging technologies to improve the sustainability of each bioenergy process. Section IV discusses the design and analysis of biorefineries and different biorefinery systems, including lignocellulosic feedstock, whole-crop, and green biorefinery.