Biomass: To Win the Future

Biomass: To Win the Future

by Shi Yuanchun


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Biomass: To Win the Future by Shi Yuanchun

After addressing the basic knowledge of bioenergy and its development in the United States, the European Union, and Brazil, this book places emphasis on the introduction of China’s bioresources, its development since 2001, and the difficulties it encountered. In the concluding chapter, Shi presents his ideas about a ‘Green Civilization.’ This book analyzes bioenergy from a natural science perspective, but is also accessible to the social scientist interested in sustainable development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739173718
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 11/24/2013
Pages: 530
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Shi Yuanchun is professor of soil science at China Agricultural University. Shi joined the Xinjiang comprehensive survey team and soil survey in Beijing during the 1950s. Shi and his group worked on the comprehensive control of drought, waterlogging, salinization and groundwater mineralization in the salt-affected soil area of the Huang-Huai –Hai Plain during the 1970s and the 1980s. They achieved great success and were awarded the Special Rank Prize on “National Science and Technology Advance," issued by National Commission of Science and Technology in 1993. Shi took the leadership of the research program titled "The Water Saving Agriculture" from 1992-1996. He is currently engaged in the strategy research of biomass energy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ten Years in the Past
Chapter 1: On Energy
Chapter 2: Resource and Environmental Crisis
Chapter 3: 21st Century—the Era of Multi-energy
Chapter 4: Biomass and Biomass Industry
Chapter 5: Brazil Miracle
Chapter 6: Grand Blueprint of the United States
Chapter 7: Second- and third-tier countries in bio-based industry
Chapter 8: A Dazzling Array of Biofuel Product (Part I)
Chapter 9: A Dazzling Array of Biofuel Product (Part II)
Chapter 10: Q&A about Environmental and Ecological Effects
Chapter 11: Q&A about Impact of Bio-Fuel Development on Food Security
Chapter 12: Dilemma and Transition of China’s Energy
Chapter 13: Energy Agriculture: A Dose of Good Medicine for Ailments Troubling China’s Agriculture, Rural Areas, and Farmers
Chapter 14: Biomass Energy: A threshold China can not afford to bypassed
Chapter 15: Biomass resources in China (Part I)
Chapter 16: Biomass Resources in China (Part II)
Chapter 17: “Straw Mine”: Ten Folds of Shendong Coalfield in Output
Chapter 18: Making Waste Profitable—China’s Green Energy Industry
Chapter 19: Four Major Sandy Lands and “Go to Xikou” achieve a Win-Win Outcome on Desertification Control and Power Generation
Chapter 20: The Grand Scenery Revealed at the Perilous Peak
Chapter 21: Industrial Biogas: From Waste to Miracle- Biogas’ Today and Tomorrow
Chapter 22: On Ten Major Relationships Governing Biomass Development in China
Chapter 23: Ultimate Beauty of Green Civilization

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