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Plant biotechnology for sustainable production of energy and co-products

Author: Peter N Mascia; Jürgen Scheffran; Jack Milton Widholm
Publisher: Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2010], ©2010.
Series: Biotechnology in agriculture and forestry, 66.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Mascia; Jürgen Scheffran; Jack Milton Widholm
ISBN: 9783642134395 3642134394
OCLC Number: 646113832
Notes: Dedicated to the late Peter N. Mascia, who died May 6, 2009.
Description: xviii, 458 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part A. Introduction to biofuels --
ch. 1. Introduction overview : world energy resources and the need for biomass for energy and lower fossil carbon dioxide emissions / Charles E. Wyman --
ch. 2. Designing biomass crops with improved calorific content and attributes for burning : a UK perspective / Gordon G. Allison [and others] --
ch. 3. Designing plants to meet feedstock needs / Peter N. Mascia [and others] --
Part B. Specific biofuel feedstocks --
ch. 4. Engineering advantages, challenges and status of sugarcane and other sugar-based biomass resources / Ricardo A. Dante [and others] --
ch. 5. High fermantable corn hybrids for the dry-grind corn ethanol industry / Joel E. Ream [and others] --
ch. 6. Engineering advantages, challenges and status of grass energy crops / David I. Bransby [and others] --
ch. 7. Woody biomass and purpose-grown trees as feedstocks for renewable energy / Maud A.W. Hinchee [and others] --
ch. 8. Engineering status, challenges and advantages of oil crops / Richard F. Wilson and David F. Hildebrand --
Part C. Mitigating invasiveness --
ch. 9. Invasive species biology, ecology, management and risk assessment : evaluating and mitigating the invasion risk of biofuel crops / Jacob N. Barney, Joseph M. DiTomaso --
ch. 10. Gene flow in genetically engineered perennial grasses : lessons for modification of dedicated bioenergy crops / Albert P. Kausch [and others] --
ch. 11. Genetic modification in dedicated bioenergy crops and strategies for gene confinement / Albert P. Kausch [and others] --
Part D. Models for uses of biomass feedstocks --
ch. 12. Integrated biorefineries--a bottom-up approach to biomass fractionation / Birgit Kamm --
ch. 13. Heat and power production from stover for corn ethanol plants / Shahab Sokhansanj [and others] --
Part E. Agricultural fit of biomass crops and lifecycle analysis and criteria --
ch. 14. The problem is the solution : the role of biofuels in the transition to a regenerative agriculture --
ch. 15. Life-cycle analysis of biofuels / Michael Wang --
ch. 16. Criteria for a sustainable bioenergy infrastructure and lifecycle / Jurgen Scheffran.
Series Title: Biotechnology in agriculture and forestry, 66.
Responsibility: Peter N. Mascia, Jürgen Scheffran, Jack M. Widholm, editors.
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