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Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems

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.


Biomass professionals and engineers; mechanical engineers, renewable energy engineers, chemical engineers, chemists and material scientists, agricultural and food scientists

Hardbound, 418 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-404609-2


  • Section I Global Environment and Biomass resource
    Chapter 1 Global warming
    Chapter 2 Potential of Biomass in Asia
    Section II Virgin biomass production
    Chapter 3 Plant breeding and genetics
    Chapter 4 Photosynthesis of biomass production
    Chapter 5 Biochemical component as energy resource
    Chapter 6 Chemical nutrient of biomass and soil microorganism
    Chapter 7 Engineering for biomass production
    Chapter 8 Agro-ecosystem in biomass production
    Section III Biofuel conversion technology
    Chapter 9 Physical and chemical pretreatment for biomass hydrolysis
    Chapter 10 Enzymatic hydrolysis
    Chapter 11 Enzyme production
    Chapter 12 Ethanol fermentation and ethanol production
    Chapter 13 Hydrogen and Methane fermentation
    Section IV Sustainable biomass based society
    Chapter 14 Plant nutrient recycle for sustainable biomass production
    Chapter 15 Evaluation of biomass use with other renewable energy
    Chapter 16 Economic and social infrastructure for biomass use
    Chapter 17 Consolidation of legal system
    Chapter 18 International cooperation of biomass resource


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