Green Energy and Technology

Kenaf: A Multi-Purpose Crop for Several Industrial Applications

New insights from the Biokenaf Project

Editors: Monti, Andrea, Alexopoulou, Efthimia (Eds.)

  • Discusses economic factors of kenaf as a industrial material and green energy alternative
  • Collects information gathered by BIOKENAF project covering  description of the kenaf crop, agronomy, physiology, productivity, harvesting, industrial and energy applications, economic viability as well as environmental impact assessment
  • Includes global research and development including results and information from Europe, USA and Australia as well as the central areas of cultivation in China, India, Thailand and Malaysia to give a worldwide perspective of the crop’s potential and uses
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About this book

Natural plant fibers fibres are being increasingly used in manufacturing industrial products because of their renewable and biodegradable natures. Kenaf is an annual bast fibre crop that can provide fibres for several industrial applications (composites, insulation mats, absorbents, bedding material, etc.) as well as raw material for energy exploitation (solid biofuels). Kenaf: A Multi-Purpose Crop for Several Industrial Applications introduces the physiology and field management of kenaf, agronomy, productivity, harvesting as well as its the industrial and energy uses of this promising non-food crop.

 

Including recent research collected by the BIOKENAF project, Kenaf: A Multi-Purpose Crop for Several Industrial Applications provides a global picture of state of the art research and developments with Kenaf from Asia, USA and Australia. This thorough introduction if followed up with an assessment of the crops economic viability as well as an the environmental impact assessment of kenaf.

 

Although not a new crop, Kenaf: A Multi-Purpose Crop for Several Industrial Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to this crop and its developing applications for energy engineers, industry managers, politicians and managers working to develop sustainable energy sources and bio-economies.

About the authors

Andrea Monti, lecturer in bioenergy crops at the University of Bologna, Italy,  has been investigating biomass crops for industrial uses since 1993. He is the editor of Springer book 'Switchgrass: a Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy'

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Origin, Description, Importance, and Cultivation Area of Kenaf

    Alexopoulou, E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Crop Physiology in Relation to Agronomic Management Practices

    Scordia, Danilo (et al.)

    Pages 17-43

  • The Breeding of Kenaf

    Li, Defang (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

  • Crop Management

    Alexopoulou, E. (et al.)

    Pages 59-82

  • Environmental Aspects of Kenaf Production and Use

    Fernando, A. L.

    Pages 83-104

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5067-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5066-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5945-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kenaf: A Multi-Purpose Crop for Several Industrial Applications
Book Subtitle
New insights from the Biokenaf Project
Editors
  • Andrea Monti
  • Efthimia Alexopoulou
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5067-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5067-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5066-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5945-2
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 203
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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