Plant Biotechnology for Sustainable Production of Energy and Co-products / Edition 1

Plant Biotechnology for Sustainable Production of Energy and Co-products / Edition 1

by Peter N. Mascia
     
 

The successful use of plant biomass for the sustainable production of energy and co-products such as chemicals is crucial to mankind’s future. This volume examines the uses of plant biomass and ways to improve the productivity and composition of plant species.

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Overview

The successful use of plant biomass for the sustainable production of energy and co-products such as chemicals is crucial to mankind’s future. This volume examines the uses of plant biomass and ways to improve the productivity and composition of plant species.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642134395
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry Series, #66
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

to Biofuels.- Overview: World Energy Resources and the Need for Biomass for Energy and Lower Fossil Carbon Dioxide Emissions.- Designing Biomass Crops with Improved Calorific Content and Attributes for Burning: a UK Perspective.- Designing Plants To Meet Feedstock Needs.- Specific Biofuel Feedstocks.- Engineering Advantages, Challenges and Status of Sugarcane and other Sugar-Based Biomass Resources.- High Fermentable Corn Hybrids for the Dry-Grind Corn Ethanol Industry.- Engineering Advantages, Challenges and Status of Grass Energy Crops.- Woody Biomass and Purpose-Grown Trees as Feedstocks for Renewable Energy.- Engineering Status, Challenges and Advantages of Oil Crops.- Mitigating Invasiveness.- Invasive Species Biology, Ecology, Management and Risk Assessment: Evaluating and Mitigating the Invasion Risk of Biofuel Crops.- Gene Flow in Genetically Engineered Perennial Grasses: Lessons for Modification of Dedicated Bioenergy Crops.- Genetic Modification in Dedicated Bioenergy Crops and Strategies for Gene Confinement.- Models for Uses of Biomass Feedstocks.- Integrated Biorefineries—A Bottom-Up Approach to Biomass Fractionation.- Heat and Power Production from Stover for Corn Ethanol Plants.- Agricultural Fit of Biomass Crops and Lifecycle Analysis and Criteria.- The Problem is the Solution: the Role of Biofuels in the Transition to a Regenerative Agriculture.- Life-Cycle Analysis of Biofuels.- Criteria for a Sustainable Bioenergy Infrastructure and Lifecycle.

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