Biofuel Cropping Systems: Carbon, Land and Food

Biofuel Cropping Systems: Carbon, Land and Food

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ISBN-13: 9781138364172
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/16/2018
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hans Langeveld holds an MSc in tropical agronomy. After a career of 20 years of research in public institutions, he founded a private company for research on sustainable biomass (Biomass Research) in 2008. His major focus is on sustainable biomass production and its utilisation in biofuels and materials.

John Dixon is Principal Adviser, Research Programmes at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) in Canberra, Australia.

Herman van Keulen was trained as a soil scientist and production ecologist at Wageningen University. During his career, he wrote many crop growth models. Herman developed innovative concepts in soil water modelling and sustainability research and has been an expert on crop growth, animal production systems and sustainable land use for over four decades. During his career, Herman was recognized internationally as a giant in his field. His knowledge of crop production around the world was encyclopaedic and his readiness to share his wisdom was a constant support for many around him.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Biofuels, Land and Carbon: An Introduction 1. General Introduction: Biofuels and their Role in Cropping Systems 2. Land Cover and Land Use  3.Input Use and Crop Production  4. Assesing Greenhouse Gas Emissions 5. Land Rights, Legal Issues and Social Impacts of Biomass Production  Part 2: Biofuels in Practice: Crop Production Systems Around the Globe 6. Biofuel Production in Brazil 7. Biofuel Production in the USA  8. Biofuel Production in the EU  9.Sugarbeet Ethanol in the EU  10. Oilpalm diesel in the Far East  11. Biofuel Production in Southern Africa 12. Biofuel Production in China 13.Lignocellulosic Crops 14. Biomass production from Waste Agricultural Biomass 15.Impact on Land and Biomass Availability 16: Outlook

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