Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems by Douglas L. Karlen

By Douglas L. Karlen

Cellulosic power Cropping Systems offers a complete evaluation of the way cellulosic power plants should be sustainably produced and switched over to reasonable power via liquid fuels, warmth and electricity.

The publication starts with an advent to cellulosic feedstocks, discussing their capability as a large-scale sustainable power resource, and applied sciences for the construction of liquid fuels, warmth and electrical energy. next chapters research miscanthus, switchgrass, sugarcane and effort cane, sorghums and crop residues, reviewing their phylogeny, cultural practices, and possibilities for genetic development. this can be by way of a close concentrate on woody plants, together with eucalyptus, pine, poplar and willow. serious logistical concerns linked to either herbaceous and woody feedstocks are reviewed, and exchange suggestions for harvesting, transporting, and storing cellulosic fabrics also are tested. the ultimate sectionof the booktackles the problem of accomplishing long term sustainability, addressing financial, environmental and social factors.

Cellulosic power Cropping Systems is a worthy source for teachers, scholars and execs operating within the box of biomass cultivation and conversion, bioenergy, crop technology and agriculture.

Topics lined include:

  • Identifying appropriate cellulosic strength plants which are tailored to quite a lot of climates and soils
  • Best administration practices for sustainably starting to be, harvesting, storing, transporting and pre-processing those crops
  • The improvement of built-in cellulosic power cropping platforms for providing advertisement processing plants
  • Challenges and possibilities for the long term sustainability of cellulosic power crops

 This ebook was once conceived and initiated by means of David I. Bransby, Professor of strength and Forage plants within the division of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences at Auburn college, united states.

 For additional info at the Wiley sequence in Renewable assets, stopover at www.wiley.com/go/rrs

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Cellulosic biomass can generally be grouped into four categories: herbaceous plants, woody plants, aquatic plants, and residual material such corn stover, sugarcane bagasse, paper sludge, and animal manure. Terrestrial cellulosic energy crops and agricultural crop residues are the primary focus of this book. Cellulosic biomass contains varying amounts of cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, protein, ash, and extractives. Cellulose, a structural component of the primary cell wall Introduction to Cellulosic Energy Crops 3 in plants, generally comprises the largest fraction, with 40–50% on a dry weight basis being typical.

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