Plant Biomass Conversion

Plant Biomass Conversion

by Elizabeth E. Hood
     
 

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A whole host of motivations are driving the development of the “renewables” industry— ranging from the desire to develop sustainable energy resources to the reduction of dangerous greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. All energy utilized on the earth is ultimately derived from the sun through photosynthesis—the only truly

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A whole host of motivations are driving the development of the “renewables” industry— ranging from the desire to develop sustainable energy resources to the reduction of dangerous greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. All energy utilized on the earth is ultimately derived from the sun through photosynthesis—the only truly renewable commodity.

As concerns regarding increasing energy prices, global warming and renewable resources continue to grow, so has scientific discovery into agricultural biomass conversion. Plant Biomass Conversion addresses both the development of plant biomass and conversion technology, in addition to issues surrounding biomass conversion, such as the affect on water resources and soil sustainability. This book also offers a brief overview of the current status of the industry and examples of production plants being used in current biomass conversion efforts.

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"Overall it gives very good insights on biomass feedstocks for all uses of biomass as well as fermentation technologies mainly for biofuels." (Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology, 30 August 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470959091
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
420
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Hood, Ph.D, is a Distinguished Professor of Agriculture at Arkansas State University.

Peter Nelson is a principal in BioDimensions, providing services for startup companies developing green technology.

Randy Powell, Ph.D, is the president of Powell Consulting, LLC, a construction consulting firm promoting biofuel and bioproducts.

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