Biomass for Energy in the Developing Countries: Current Role, Potential, Problems, Prospects focuses on biomass energy and its importance to developing countries. This book outlines the reality that supply can no longer meet the demand of this form of energy. This fact is particularly observed in the rising price of oil, which is a prime source of energy for developing countries. Relative to this, a need to look for indigenous energy sources is urgent to sustain development in these countries. This book emphasizes that biomass energy utilization differs among developing countries, which shows the variance in energy needs. This text also notes that the pattern of biomass energy use in such countries is related to agriculture and also has cultural, economic, and social linkages. Biomass energy is also considered an important aspect in rural development and as a replacement for petroleum products. With the impending shortage of biomass energy, schemes are now being developed to sustain the use of this energy in household and industry settings, which is emphasized in the development of equipment considered energy efficient. People who are concerned with the development and implementation of programs aimed at conserving biomass energy and in the search of alternative energy can use this book as a reference.
Summary and Conclusions Recommendations Format Alphabetical Index of Main Topics List of Figures List of Tables Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Background 1.2 Objectives Chapter 2 The Present Role of Biomass Energy 2.1 Global Perspective 2.2 Characteristics of Biomass Energy Utilization 2.3 Summary of Energy Use Surveys Chapter 3 Energy Needs in Developing Countries 3.1 Domestic Energy Needs 3.2 Energy for Rural Development 3.3 Energy for Petroleum Replacement Chapter 4 Biomass Energy Options 4.1 Background 4.2 Biomass Production 4.2.1 Presently Available Biomass Resources 4.2.2 Energy Crops 4.3 Biomass Utilization 4.3.1 Biomass Conversion Systems 4.3.2 End-Use Systems Chapter 5 Overall System Options 5.1 Domestic Energy Needs 5.2 Energy for Rural Development 5.3 Energy for Petroleum Replacement Chapter 6 Implementation 6.1 Implementation Experience to Date 6.2 General Features of Developing Countries Relevant to Implementation of Biomass Energy Schemes 6.2.1 Micro-Level Social and Economic Factors 6.2.2 Infrastructural and Macro-Level Considerations 6.3 Implementation—A Positive Approach 6.3.1 Underlying Problems and Possible Solutions 6.3.2 Requirements for Effective Implementation Chapter 7 General Policy Considerations 7.1 Biomass Energy and Development Policy 7.2 Research and Development Needs 7.3 Opportunities for Collaboration 7.4 Final Comments Acknowledgments Units and Conversion Factors List of References General Texts Recommended for Further Reading Appendix A Data on Biomass Energy Use1. Village Energy Studies 2. National Energy Studies 3. Addenda: Recent Information on Received
Appendix B Institutions Involved in Alternative Energy Research
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