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Title Switchgrass : a valuable biomass crop for energy / Andrea Monti, editor
Published London ; New York : Springer, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 209 pages) : maps
Series Green energy and technology, 1865-3529
Green energy and technology.
Contents The Evolution of Switchgrass as an Energy Crop / David J. Parrish, Michael D. Casler and Andrea Monti -- Switchgrass Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics / Michael D. Casler -- Crop Physiology / Walter Zegada-Lizarazu, Stan D. Wullschleger, S. Surendran Nair and Andrea Monti -- Crop Management of Switchgrass / Matt A. Sanderson, Marty Schmer, Vance Owens, Pat Keyser and Wolter Elbersen -- Switchgrass Harvest and Storage / Rob Mitchell and Marty Schmer -- Environmental Impacts of Switchgrass Management for Bioenergy Production / R. Howard Skinner, Walter Zegada-Lizarazu and John P. Schmidt -- Biochemical and Thermochemical Conversion of Switchgrass to Biofuels / Venkatesh Balan, Sandeep Kumar, Bryan Bals, Shishir Chundawat and Mingjie Jin, et al. -- Estimating Region Specific Costs to Produce and Deliver Switchgrass / Anthony Turhollow and Francis Epplin
Summary The demand of renewable energies is growing steadily both from policy and from industry which seeks environmentally friendly feed stocks. The recent policies enacted by the EU, USA and other industrialized countries foresee an increased interest in the cultivation of energy crops; there is clear evidence that switchgrass is one of the most promising biomass crop for energy production and bio-based economy and compounds. Switchgrass: A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy provides a comprehensive guide to switchgrass in terms of agricultural practices, potential use and markets, and environmental and social benefits. Considering this potential energy source from its biology, breed and crop physiology to its growth and management to the economical, social and environmental impacts, Switchgrass: A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy brings together chapters from a range of experts in the field, including a foreword from Kenneth P. Vogel, to collect and present the environmental benefits and characteristics of this a crop whit the potential to mitigate the risks of global warming by replacing fossil fuels. Including clear figures and tables to support discussions, Switchgrass: A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy provides a solid reference for anyone with interest or investment in the development of bioenergy; researchers policy makers and stakeholders will find this a key resource
Analysis Engineering
Agriculture
Renewable energy sources
Sustainable development
Renewable and Green Energy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Switchgrass.
Energy crops.
Biomass energy.
Form Electronic book
Author Monti, Andrea.
LC no. 2012933837
ISBN 1447129024
1447129032 (electronic bk.)
9781447129028
9781447129035 (electronic bk.)