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The Biomass Assessment Handbook : Energy for a sustainable environment.

Author: Frank Rosillo-Calle; Peter de Groot; Sarah L Hemstock; Jeremy Woods
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The increasing importance of biomass as a renewable energy source has led to an acute need for reliable and detailed information on its assessment, consumption and supply. Responding to this need, and overcoming the lack of standardised measurement and accounting procedures, this best-selling handbook provides the reader with the skills to understand the biomass resource base, the tools to assess the resource, and  Read more...
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Rosillo-Calle, Frank.
Biomass Assessment Handbook : Energy for a sustainable environment.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Rosillo-Calle; Peter de Groot; Sarah L Hemstock; Jeremy Woods
ISBN: 9781317527473 131752747X 9781315723273 1315723271 9781317527466 1317527461 9781138019645 113801964X 9781138019652 1138019658
OCLC Number: 911000895
Description: 1 online resource (337 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures, tables and boxes; Abbreviations; Notes on contributors; Foreword; Editors' note and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Overview of bioenergy; 2 General introduction to the basis of biomass assessment methodology; 3 Assessment methods for woody biomass supply; 4 Non-woody biomass and secondary fuels; 5 The assessment of biomass consumption; 6 Assessing sustainability for biomass energy production and use; 7 Land use assessment for sustainable biomass. 8 Remote sensing for mapping, monitoring vegetation dynamics and providing biomass production estimates9 Case studies; 10 General technical appendices; Index.

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The increasing importance of biomass as a renewable energy source has led to an acute need for reliable and detailed information on its assessment, consumption and supply. Responding to this need, and overcoming the lack of standardised measurement and accounting procedures, this best-selling handbook provides the reader with the skills to understand the biomass resource base, the tools to assess the resource, and explores the pros and cons of exploitation. This new edition has been fully updated and revised with new chapters on sustainability methodologies. Topics covered include assessment.

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