Engineering and Science of Biomass Feedstock Production and Provision

Editors: Shastri, Y., Hansen, A., Rodríguez, L., Ting, K.C. (Eds.)

  • For engineers, agronomists, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, policy makers, BioEnergy industries, farm consultants and professors who wish to understand cutting edge research that integrates plant breeding and biotechnology with engineering
  • Focus on lignocellulosic biomass-based fuels, also known as second-generation biofuels
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The biomass based energy sector, especially the one based on lignocellulosic sources such as switchgrass Miscanthus, forest residues and short rotation coppice, will play an important role in our drive towards renewable energy. The biomass feedstock production (BFP) subsystem provides the necessary material inputs to the conversion processes for energy production. This subsystem includes the agronomic production of energy crops and the physical handling and delivery of biomass, as well as other enabling logistics. Achieving a sustainable BFP system is therefore paramount for the success of the emerging bioenergy sector. However, low bulk and energy densities, seasonal and weather sensitive availability, distributed supply and lack of commercial scale production experience create unique challenges. Moreover, novel region specific feedstock alternatives continue to emerge. Engineering will play a critical role in addressing these challenges and ensuring the techno-economic feasibility of this sector. It must also integrate with the biological, physical and chemical sciences and incorporate externalities, such as social/economic considerations, environmental impact and policy/regulatory issues, to achieve a truly sustainable system. Tremendous progress has been made in the past few years while new challenges have simultaneously emerged that need further investigation. It is therefore prudent at this time to review the current status and capture the future challenges through a comprehensive book. This work will serve as an authoritative treatise on the topic that can help researchers, educators and students interested in the field of biomass feedstock production, with particular interest in the engineering aspects.​ ​

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This nine-chapter volume covers the agronomic, production, harvest, transportation, and storage aspects along with policies associated with the main biomass systems, providing a very complete resource on the subject. … Well-established peer-reviewed publications/citations are easily accessible at the ends of chapters for the benefit of students and instructors. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (J. A. Soria, Choice, Vol. 52 (5), January, 2015)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Biomass Feedstock Production and Provision: Overview, Current Status, and Challenges

    Shastri, Yogendra (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Engineering Properties of Biomass

    Lam, Pak Sui (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • Switchgrass and Giant Miscanthus Agronomy

    Lee, D. K. (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

  • Preharvest Monitoring of Biomass Production

    Li, Liujun (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

  • Harvesting System Design and Performance

    Mathanker, Sunil K. (et al.)

    Pages 85-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering and Science of Biomass Feedstock Production and Provision
Editors
  • Yogendra Shastri
  • Alan Hansen
  • Luis Rodríguez
  • K.C. Ting
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-8014-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-8014-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8013-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5357-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 263
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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