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Up-to-date chapters contributed by academic and industry leaders
Key technical information and breeding data on industrial crops
Comprehensive overviews on bioproducts as alternative energy sources
Industrial Crops is the ninth book of the Handbook of Plant Breeding series. This volume focuses on the emerging areas of plant breeding for sustainable production of transportation fuels and biobased products using the current advances in the field. Individual chapters discuss crops being considered for different challenge areas such as oil crops for biodiesel; sugar, starch and cellulosic crops for biofuel; crops for bioproducts; and issues and future prospects. Specific issues covered encompass available germplasm, breeding techniques, and potential geographical areas of production for industrial uses. Outstanding scientists representing various national and international institutions contributed chapters within their expertise for each crop species. Diverse views and solutions are presented on the common issues that researchers on industrial crops are facing.
This book serves as an up-to-date reference to researchers in both academic and industrial setting, to students and teachers of plant breeding, and to policy makers who are looking for alternative solutions to dependency on imported petroleum products.
Sweet Sorghum: Breeding and Bio products.- Breeding of Sugarcane.- Miscanthus.- Breeding Willow for Short Rotation Coppice Energy Cropping.- Sugar Beet, Energy Beet, and Industrial Beet.- Native Grasses for Biomass Production at High Elevations.- Canola, Rapeseed and Mustard – For Biofuels and Bio products.- Camelina sativa- for Biofuels and Bio products.- Maize Starch for Industrial Applications.- Cotton Breeding for Fiber Quality Improvement.- Flax and Linseed.- ABACA (Musa textilis Nee) Breeding in the Philippines.- Cuphea Production and Management.- Germplasm Improvement to Develop Commercially Viable Lines of the New Oilseed Crop Lesquerella.- Sisal/Agave.- 100 Years of Breeding Guayule.- Algae Crops: Co-production of Algae Biofuels.- International Policies on Bioenergy and Biofuels.- Partnerships, Future and Emerging Technologies.
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India