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Title Sustainable biofuels : an ecological assessment of the future energy / edited by Ajay Kumar Bhardwaj, Terenzio Zenone, Jiquan Chen
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, Higher Education Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 345 pages) : illustrations
Series Ecosystem science and applications
Ecosystem science and applications.
Contents Frontmatter -- List of Contributors -- List of Abbreviations -- Preface -- Contents -- Chapter 1. The Sustainable Biofuels Paradigm / Bhardwaj, Ajay K. ; Parrish, David J. ; Chen, Jiquan ; Zenone, Terenzio ; Fike, John H. -- Chapter 2 Switchgrass for Bioenergy: Agro-ecological Sustainability / Parrish, David J. ; Fike, John H. -- Chapter 3. Sugarcane as an Alternative Source of Sustainable Energy / Solomon, Sushil ; Singh, Pushpa -- Chapter 4. Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.) as a New Biofuel Feedstock for Semi-arid and Arid Regions and Its Agro-ecological Sustainability Issues / Vaknin, Yiftach ; Yermiyahu, Uri ; Bar-Tal, Asher -- Chapter 5. Environmental Aspects of Willow Cultivation for Bioenergy / Grelle, Achim -- Chapter 6. Short Rotation Forestry for Energy Production in Italy: Environmental Aspects and New Perspectives of Use in Biofuel Industry / Bergante, Sara ; Zenone, Terenzio ; Facciotto, Gianni -- Chapter 7. Populus and Salix Grown in a Short-rotation Coppice for Bioenergy: Ecophysiology, Aboveground Productivity, and Stand-level Water Use Efficiency -- Chapter 8. Afforestation of Salt-affected Marginal Lands with Indigenous Tree Species for Sustainable Biomass and Bioenergy Production / Singh, Yashpal ; Singh, Gurbachan ; Sharma, Dinesh K. -- Chapter 9. Bioenergy and Prospects for Phytoremediation / Ioannis, Dimitriou -- Chapter 10. Eight Principles of Uncertainty for Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuel Systems / Liska, Adam J. -- Chapter 11. Energy and GHG Emission Assessments of Biodiesel Production in Mato Grosso, Brazil -- Chapter 12. Biomass Potential of Switchgrass and Miscanthus on the USA's Marginal Lands / Izaurralde, R. César ; Zhao, Kaiguang -- Chapter 13. Global Agro-ecological Challenges in Commercial Biodiesel Production from Jatropha curcas: Seed Productivity to Disease Incidence / Singh, Bajrang ; Singh, Kripal ; Raghuvanshi, Nidhi ; Chandra Pandey, Vimal -- Subject Index
Summary As oil resources reach their limits biofuel have become increasingly attractive. This book provides a detailed description of the ecological implications of biofuel crop production, covering greenhouse gas emissions, carbon balance, water cycle components, biogeochemical interactions and biodiversity issues. These are some of the most important environmental issues which biofuel industry and scientific community is seeking answers to
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biomass energy.
Form Electronic book
Author Bhardwaj, Ajay Kumar, editor
Chen, Jiquan, 1962- editor
Zenone, Terenzio, editor
LC no. 2015006344
ISBN 1523104724 (electronic bk.)
3110275899 (electronic bk.)
3110292157 (print/ebook)
3110381338 (electronic bk.)
9781523104727 (electronic bk.)
9783110275896 (electronic bk.)
9783110292152 (print/ebook)
9783110381337 (electronic bk.)
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