Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124046835
  • ISBN-13: 9780124046832
  • DDC: 662.88
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 418 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Researchers, students and engineers working with biofuels and biomass are increasingly expected to comprehend a new holistic systems perspective that begins with wise crop breeding and cultivation techniques and informs the entire conversion to energy process. This volume provides diverse examples of successfully implemented sustainable biomass research in Asia, highlighting the challenges faced by designers of new biomass production facilities and tips on how to develop approaches to overcome them. In addition to providing an authoritative guide on the utilization of the authors' sample feedstocks, rice straw and sunflower, the authors provide lessons relevant to stakeholders involved with all manner of biomass production projects by drawing out important comparisons and contrasts that must be taken into account when deciding how to utilize biomass as an energy resource in a way that is economically feasible and environmentally sustainable.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Background of Bioenergy Utilization Development in Japan.
2: Biomass as Local Resource.
3: Ecosystems and Biomass Systems.
4: Production Technology for Bioenergy Crops and Trees.
5: Soil Fertility and Soil Microorganisms.
6: Machinery and Information Technology for Biomass Production.
7: Pretreatment and Saccharification of Lignocellulosic Biomass.
8: Energy-Saving Biomass Processing with Polar Ionic Liquids.
9: Enzymes for Cellulosic Biomass Conversion.
10: Ethanol Production from Biomass.
11: Co-Generation by Ethanol Fuel.
12: Thermochemical Transformation of Biomass.
13: Biomass Production and Nutrient Cycling.
14: Evaluation of Biomass Production and Utilization Systems.
15: Local Activity of Biomass Use in Japan.