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Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems

Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems Book
Author : Seishu Tojo,Tadashi Hirasawa
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-09-02
ISBN : 0124046835
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Researchers, students and engineers working with biofuels and biomass are increasingly expected to comprehend a new holistic systems perspective that begins with wise crop breeding and cultivation techniques and informs the entire conversion to energy process. This volume provides diverse examples of successfully implemented sustainable biomass research in Asia, highlighting the challenges faced by designers of new biomass production facilities and tips on how to develop approaches to overcome them. In addition to providing an authoritative guide on the utilization of the authors’ sample feedstocks, rice straw and sunflower, the authors provide lessons relevant to stakeholders involved with all manner of biomass production projects by drawing out important comparisons and contrasts that must be taken into account when deciding how to utilize biomass as an energy resource in a way that is economically feasible and environmentally sustainable. Provides diverse examples of successfully implemented biomass research, highlighting insights on common bottlenecks and approaches developed to overcome them Features coverage of the full feedstock life cycle, from crop breeding to commercial application, focusing on 3 key areas: biomass production, biofuel conversion technologies, and sustainable practices Examines two regionally compatible feedstock, rice-straw and sunflower, performing a compare and contrast analysis of agricultural production methods, economics, conversion systems, and environmental impacts

Algal Biorefineries and the Circular Bioeconomy

Algal Biorefineries and the Circular Bioeconomy Book
Author : OBULISAMY PARTHIBA KARTHIKEYAN,Sanjeet Mehariya,Shashi Kant Bhatia
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2022-04-13
ISBN : 100056276X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Algae are mysterious and fascinating organisms that hold great potential for discovery and biotechnology." —Dr. Thierry Tonon, Department of Biology, University of York "Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it." —A.P.J. Abdul Kalam In this book, we emphasise the importance of algal biotechnology as a sustainable platform to replace the conventional fossil-based economy. With this focus, Volume 2 summarizes up-to-date literature knowledge and discusses the advances in algal cultivation, genetic improvement, wastewater treatment, resource recovery, commercial operation, and technoeconomic analysis of algal biotechnology. FEATURES Discusses in detail recent developments in algae cultivation and biomass harvesting Provides an overview of genetic engineering and algal-bacteria consortia to improve productivity Presents applications of algae in the area of wastewater treatment and resource recovery Provides case studies and technoeconomic analysis to understand the algal biorefinery Shashi Kant Bhatia, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. Sanjeet Mehariya, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan, PhD, is a Research Scientist and Lecturer (Adjunct) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.

A Sustainable Bioeconomy

A Sustainable Bioeconomy Book
Author : Mika Sillanpää,Chaker Ncibi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-04-13
ISBN : 3319556371
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An authoritative and comprehensive volume of knowledge and green technologies wholly focused on the future of the bioeconomy. The authors present data, show opportunities, discuss R&D findings, analyze strategies, assess the wider economic impact, showcase achievements, criticize policies and propose solutions for the green revolution in biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials’ production and power generation. A fascinating range of case studies from the US, China and many European countries are used to inform readers about the impact of this field on society and how various technologies are currently being implemented. Additionally, the role of industry on this green industrial revolution is outlined with contributions from several major companies such as DuPont (US), UPM-Kymmene Oy (Finland), Anhui BBCA Biochemical Co (China).

Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production from a Biorefinery Perspective

Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production from a Biorefinery Perspective Book
Author : Deepansh Sharma,Anita Saini
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-07-20
ISBN : 9811545731
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an overview of the multi-dimensional approach for the production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass. The sustainability of this biofuel, the current and future status of the technology and its role in waste valorization are also addressed. Bioethanol from lignocellulosic material has emerged as an alternative to the traditional first-generation bioethanol. The book also discusses various pretreatment methods for effective separation of the various components of lignocellulosic feedstock as well as their advantages, and limitations. It describes the valorization of lignocellulosic waste through the production of bioethanol and emphasizes the significance of waste utilization in managing the production cost of the fuel. Finally, the utilization of genetically engineered plants and microorganisms to increase the conversion efficiency is reviewed.

Chemistry of Renewables

Chemistry of Renewables Book
Author : Arno Behr,Thomas Seidensticker
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-29
ISBN : 3662614308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This textbook introduces the industrial production and processing of natural resources. It is divided into six major topics (fats and oils, carbohydrates, lignin, terpenoids, other natural products, biorefinery), which are divided into a total of 20 chapters. Each chapter is self-contained and therefore a compact learning unit, which can be worked on by students in self-study or presented by lecturers. Clear illustrations, flow diagrams, apparatus drawings and photos facilitate the understanding of the subject matter. All chapters end with a succinct summary, the "Take Home Messages". Each chapter is supplemented by ten short test questions, which can be solved quickly after working through the chapter; the answers are at the end of the book. All chapters contain bibliographical references that focus on essential textbooks and reference works. As a prior knowledge, only basic knowledge of chemistry is required.

Alternative Fuels and Their Utilization Strategies in Internal Combustion Engines

Alternative Fuels and Their Utilization Strategies in Internal Combustion Engines Book
Author : Akhilendra Pratap Singh,Yogesh C. Sharma,Nirendra N. Mustafi,Avinash Kumar Agarwal
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-10-10
ISBN : 9811504180
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book covers alternative fuels and their utilization strategies in internal combustion engines. The main objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the recent advances in the production and utilization aspects of different types of liquid and gaseous alternative fuels. In the last few years, methanol and DME have gained significant attention of the energy sector, because of their capability to be utilized in different types of engines. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Advances in Carbon Management Technologies

Advances in Carbon Management Technologies Book
Author : Subhas K. Sikdar,Frank Princiotta
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-02-01
ISBN : 100022015X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Volume 2 of Advances in Carbon Management Technologies has 21 chapters. It presents the introductory chapter again, for framing the challenges that confront the proposed solutions discussed in this volume. Section 4 presents various ways biomass and biomass wastes can be manipulated to provide a low-carbon footprint of the generation of power, heat and co-products, and of recovery and reuse of biomass wastes for beneficial purposes. Section 5 provides potential carbon management solutions in urban and manufacturing environments. This section also provides state-of the-art of battery technologies for the transportation sector. The chapters in section 6 deals with electricity and the grid, and how decarbonization can be practiced in the electricity sector. The overall topic of advances in carbon management is too broad to be covered in a book of this size. It was not intended to cover every possible aspect that is relevant to the topic. Attempts were made, however, to highlight the most important issues of decarbonization from technological viewpoints. Over the years carbon intensity of products and processes has decreased, but the proportion of energy derived from fossil fuels has been stubornly stuck at about 80%. This has occurred despite very rapid development of renewable fuels, because at the same time the use of fossil fuels has also increased. Thus, the challenges are truly daunting. It is hoped that the technology choices provided here will show the myriad ways that solutions will evolve. While policy decisions are the driving forces for technology development, the book was not designed to cover policy solutions.

Sustainable Ecological Systems

Sustainable Ecological Systems Book
Author : W. Wallace Covington
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This conference brought together scientists and managers from federal, state, and local agencies, along with private-sector interests, to examine key concepts involving sustainable ecological systems, and ways in which to apply these concepts to ecosystem management. Session topics were: ecological consequences of land and water use changes, biology of rare and declining species and habitats, conservation biology and restoration ecology, developing and applying ecological theory to management of ecological systems and forest health, and sustainable ecosystems to respond to human needs. A plenary session established the philosophical and historical contexts for ecosystem management."--Title page verso.

Innovations for sustainable biomass utilisation in the Upper Rhine Region

Innovations for sustainable biomass utilisation in the Upper Rhine Region Book
Author : Schumacher, Kira,Fichtner, Wolf ,Schultmann, Frank
Publisher : KIT Scientific Publishing
Release : 2017-02-22
ISBN : 3731504235
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Innovations for sustainable biomass utilisation in the Upper Rhine Region book written by Schumacher, Kira,Fichtner, Wolf ,Schultmann, Frank , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Book
Author : Iris Lewandowski
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-12-11
ISBN : 3319681524
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book defines the new field of "Bioeconomy" as the sustainable and innovative use of biomass and biological knowledge to provide food, feed, industrial products, bioenergy and ecological services. The chapters highlight the importance of bioeconomy-related concepts in public, scientific, and political discourse. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the authors outline the dimensions of the bioeconomy as a means of achieving sustainability. The authors are ideally situated to elaborate on the diverse aspects of the bioeconomy. They have acquired in-depth experience of interdisciplinary research through the university’s focus on “Bioeconomy”, its contribution to the Bioeconomy Research Program of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, and its participation in the German Bioeconomy Council. With the number of bioeconomy-related projects at European universities rising, this book will provide graduate students and researchers with background information on the bioeconomy. It will familiarize scientific readers with bioeconomy-related terms and give scientific background for economists, agronomists and natural scientists alike.

A Method for Federal Energy Research Planning

A Method for Federal Energy Research Planning Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Practices and Perspectives in Sustainable Bioenergy

Practices and Perspectives in Sustainable Bioenergy Book
Author : Madhumi Mitra,Abhijit Nagchaudhuri
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-01-29
ISBN : 8132239652
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book presents a systems approach to bioenergy and provides a means to capture the complexity of bioenergy issues, including both direct and indirect impacts across the energy economy. The book addresses critical topics such as systems thinking; sustainability, biomass; feedstocks of importance and relevance (that are not competing with the food market); anaerobic digestion and biogas; biopower and bioheat; and policies, economy, and rights to access to clean energy. This is a contributed volume with each chapter written by relevant experts in the respective fields of research and teaching. Each chapter includes a review with highlights of the key points, critical-thinking questions, and a glossary.This book can be used as a primary or secondary textbook in courses related to bioenergy and bioproducts and sustainable biofuels. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Researchers, professionals, and policy makers will also be able to use this book for current reference materials.

Sustainable Biomass and Waste Conversion

Sustainable Biomass and Waste Conversion Book
Author : Pietro Bartocci,Qing Yang,Yang Haiping,Ondrej Masek,Francesco Fantozzi,Yunjun Yan
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2022-03-15
ISBN : 9780128214435
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Biomass and Waste Conversion: Modeling Tools for Planning and Optimization provides practical knowledge on the technical, economic and environmental aspects of bioenergy, biorefining, and waste-to-energy systems through modeling. The book covers key-technologies and cutting-edge advances for biomass assessment using statistics and GIS systems, logistics optimization using Vehicle Routing Problem solvers, Neural Networks and Optimization models based on MILP and NLP, and energy demand assessment. In addition, sections cover feasibility plans for biorefineries and combined heat and power systems, and the fundamentals and challenges of modeling biomass and waste conversion processes, such as anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis, gasification, combustion, transesterification, fermentation and hydroprocessing. The authors also examine economic and market factors influencing feedstock availability and price and provide tools for environmental and social impact analysis. Finally, the book illustrates the application of the methodologies covered through a number of case studies from around the globe, quizzes and exercises. Presents practical tools to design supply plans for waste-to-energy and bioenergy plants, as well as biorefineries, optimizing collection, and logistics within the context of the bioeconomy Explores methodologies for the realistic development of bioenergy business plans, environmental impact analysis, plant control and management Includes a broad selection of global case studies and practical exercises that illustrate the application of discussed methodologies in biomass and waste conversion chains

Advances in Complex Societal Environmental and Engineered Systems

Advances in Complex Societal  Environmental and Engineered Systems Book
Author : Mohamed Nemiche,Mohammad Essaaidi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-12-20
ISBN : 3319461648
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses recent technological progress that has led to an increased complexity in many natural and artificial systems. The resulting complexity research due to the emergence of new properties and spatio-temporal interactions among a large number of system elements - and between the system and its environment - is the primary focus of this text. This volume is divided into three parts: Part one focuses on societal and ecological systems, Part two deals with approaches for understanding, modeling, predicting and mastering socio-technical systems, and Part three includes real-life examples. Each chapter has its own special features; it is a self-contained contribution of distinguished experts working on different fields of science and technology relevant to the study of complex systems. Advances in Complex Systems of Contemporary Reality: Societal, Environmental and Engineered Systems will provide postgraduate students, researchers and managers with qualitative and quantitative methods for handling the many features of complex contemporary reality.

Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture

Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture Book
Author : Ingrid Oborn,Bernard Vanlauwe,Michael Phillips,Richard Thomas,Willemien Brooijmans,Kwesi Atta-Krah
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-02-17
ISBN : 1317212010
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Sustainable intensification has recently been developed and adopted as a key concept and driver for research and policy in sustainable agriculture. It includes ecological, economic and social dimensions, where food and nutrition security, gender and equity are crucial components. This book describes different aspects of systems research in agriculture in its broadest sense, where the focus is moved from farming systems to livelihoods systems and institutional innovation. Much of the work represents outputs of the three CGIAR Research Programs on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics, Aquatic Agricultural Systems and Dryland Systems. The chapters are based around four themes: the conceptual underpinnings of systems research; sustainable intensification in practice; integrating nutrition, gender and equity in research for improved livelihoods; and systems and institutional innovation. While most of the case studies are from countries and agro-ecological zones in Africa, there are also some from Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Biomass Biofuels Biochemicals

Biomass  Biofuels  Biochemicals Book
Author : Hu Li,Saravanamurugan S.,Ashok Pandey,Sasikumar Elumalai
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2022-01-31
ISBN : 032386001X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biochemicals and Materials Production from Sustainable Biomass Resources provides a detailed overview of the experimentally developed approaches and strategies that facilitate carbon-based materials and fine chemicals derivation from biomass feedstocks with robust catalyst systems and renewed conversion routes. In addition, the book highlights theoretical methods like techno-economic analysis of biobutanol synthesis. As academia and industry are now striving to substitute fossil-based chemicals with alternative renewable resources, second-generation lignocellulosic biomass which does not depend on the food cycle has become increasingly important. Lignocellulosic biomass is composed of three major polymeric components - lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose. The polymers can be degraded into monomeric counterparts through selective conversion routes like hydrolysis of cellulose to glucose and of hemicellulose to xylose. Includes the recent development of biomass-derived high-value chemicals and functional materials Describes theoretical and technical details of specific conversion routes and preparation methods Covers jointly organic transformations, catalytic synthesis, reaction mechanisms, thermal stability, reaction parameters and solvent effects

Renewable Energy from Forest Resources in the United States

Renewable Energy from Forest Resources in the United States Book
Author : Barry Solomon,Valerie A. Luzadis
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008-10-30
ISBN : 1135971900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Interest in biomass energy resources from forests, farms and other sources has been rapidly increasing in recent years because of growing concern with reducing carbon dioxide emissions and developing alternatives to increasingly scarce, expensive and insecure oil supplies. The uniqueness of this book is its coverage of biomass energy markets in the US from an economic as well as technical perspective. Existing books typically focus on single markets or technical aspects at the exclusion of economics, and have given greater coverage to biomass energy outside the US. This edited collection has three main parts. Part One provides a historical overview of forest biomass energy use in the US; the major technologies, economics, market prospects, and policies. Part Two presents forest biomass energy assessments, including life cycle and sustainability perspectives, and Part Three includes five sets of regional case studies. After reviewing the history of wood energy use in the US and technology options, the book shows that forests could displace sixteen per cent of domestic transportation fuel use in 2030. Renewable Energy from Forest Resources in the United States includes a Foreword from Chris Flavin, President of the Worldwatch Institute.

Renewable Energy Systems from Biomass

Renewable Energy Systems from Biomass Book
Author : Vladimir Strezov,Hossain Md. Anawar
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-11-16
ISBN : 1498767915
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

New innovations are needed for the invention of more efficient, affordable, sustainable and renewable energy systems, as well as for the mitigation of climate change and global environmental issues. In response to a fast-growing interest in the realm of renewable energy, Renewable Energy Systems: Efficiency, Innovation and Sustainability identifies a need to synthesize relevant and up-to-date information in a single volume. This book describes a systems approach to renewable energy, including technological, political, economic, social and environmental viewpoints, as well as policies and benefits. This unique and concise text, encompassing all aspects of the field in a single source, focuses on truly promising innovative and affordable renewable energy systems. Key Features: Focuses on innovations in renewable energy systems that are affordable and sustainable Collates the most relevant and up-to-date information on renewable energy systems, in a single and unique volume Discusses lifecycle assessment, cost and availability of systems Emphasizes bio-related topics Provides a systems approach to the renewable energy technologies and discusses technological, political, economic, social, and environmental viewpoints as well as policies

Selected Papers from 27th European Biomass Conference Exhibition EUBCE 2019

Selected Papers from 27th European Biomass Conference   Exhibition  EUBCE 2019  Book
Author : David Baxter,Solange I. Mussatto
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-09-02
ISBN : 303650804X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book draws together a small selection of full-length papers based on presentations given at the 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2019. The topics covered, which reflect the breadth of the program of the EUBCE conference itself, include biomass sources, various aspects of technologies used for the conversion of biomass to bioproducts and bioenergy, as well as different approaches to assessing environmental impacts, which include case studies based on different technologies in use in a range of countries.

Industrial Engineering and Operations Management II

Industrial Engineering and Operations Management II Book
Author : João Reis,Sandra Pinelas,Nuno Melão
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-04-16
ISBN : 3030149730
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on the 2018 International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IJCIEOM) conference that took place in Lisbon, Portugal, this proceedings volume is the first of two focusing on mathematical applications in digital transformation. The different contributions in this volume explore topics such as health care, social technologies, mathematical programming applications, public transport services, new product development, industry 4.0, occupational safety, quality control, e-services, risk management, and supply chain management. Written by renowned scientists from around the world, this multidisciplinary volume serves as a reference on industrial engineering and operations management and as a source on current findings for researchers and students who focus in business models, digital literacy and technology in education, logistics, production and information systems, and operations management.