Fuels and Energy From Renewable Resources

Fuels and Energy From Renewable Resources

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Editor: David A. Tillman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154628

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Fuels and Energy from Renewable Resources is a result of the proceedings of a symposium of the same name, held at the 1977 Fall Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The book addresses the issue of energy planning and includes the incorporation of crop and conifer residues into the development of energy supply. The text covers the different papers from multiple disciplines that discuss the full value of other resources. The papers also talk about the necessary amount of energy needed; the contribution of renewable resources; the possible uses of wood as an energy source and the competition that may arise from it; and the analysis of the usefulness of forest fuels. The pyrolysis-gasification-combustion process on wood; the logistics of energy resources; and other renewable resources, such as bagasse, manure, and waste, are also discussed. The book is recommended for experts who are exploring resources for alternative and renewable energy and aiming to educate others about it.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    How Much Energy Do We Really Need

    Uncounted Energy: The Present Contribution of Renewable Resources

    Anticipated Competition for Available Wood Fuels in the United States

    Thermal Analysis of Forest Fuels

    Conversion of Stagnated Timber Stands to Productive Sites and Use of Noncommercial Material for Fuel

    Industrial Wood Energy Conversion

    The Pyrolysis-Gasification-Combustion Process: Energy Effectiveness Using Oxygen vs. Air with Wood-Fueled Systems

    Wood Oil from Pyrolysis of Pine Bark-Sawdust Mixture

    Prospects for Co-Generation of Steam and Power in the Forest Products Industry

    Feasibility of Utilizing Crop, Forestry, and Manure Residues to Produce Energy

    Logistics of Energy Resources and Residues

    Bagasse as a Renewable Energy Source

    Use of Ginning Waste as an Energy Source

    The Design of a Large-Scale Manure/Methane Facility

    Energy Recovery from Municipal Wastes

    Energy from Waste Materials—1977 Overview

    Discussion of Critical Issues


Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154628

About the Editor

David A. Tillman

David A. Tillman, PhD, has over 40 years of experience in all phases of the energy industry having worked at the plant level for DTE Energy as plant production specialist-fuels and combustion for Monroe Power Plant, at the power plant design level for Foster Wheeler as Chief Fuels and Combustion Engineer, and at the policy level as Vice President of Materials Associates. He also served as senior project manager for Ebasco Environmental, dealing with solid fuel projects. He retired from Foster Wheeler and now serves as an independent consultant. He has authored and/or edited some 20 books and over 200 papers and book chapters on the subjects of solid fossil and biomass fuels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired as Chief Fuels and Combustion Engineer for Foster Wheeler. Foster Wheeler, New Jersey, United States

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