Managing Forest Ecosystems

Bioenergy from Wood

Sustainable Production in the Tropics

Editors: Seifert, Thomas (Ed.)

  • It’s the first book written for bio-energy production from wood in tropical and sub-tropical countries
  • The book covers the full value chain from the forest to the conversion including important socio-economic and environmental effects
  • Many practical examples, some in R-code, provide the reader with enough background for his own management of a sustainable bio-energy value chain from the plant to the product
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0262-9
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About this book

This book is written for scientists and practitioners interested in deepening their knowledge of the sustainable production of bioenergy from wood in tropical and sub-tropical countries. Utilising the value chain concept, this book outlines the necessary aspects for managing sustainable bioenergy production. A wide range of topics is covered including biomass localization, modelling and upscaling, production management in woodlands and plantations, and transport and logistics. Biomass quality and conversion pathways are examined in order to match the conversion technology with the available biomass.  A section is dedicated to issues surrounding sustainability. The issues, covered in a life-cycle assessment of the bioenergy system, include socio-economic challenges, local effects on water, biodiversity, nutrient-sustainability and global impacts. Through this holistic approach and supporting examples from tropical and sub-tropical countries, the reader is guided in designing and implementing a value chain as the main management instrument for sustainable wood.

Reviews

“The book presents unique strategies for the exploration, management, production, extraction, conversion, quality analysis including the value-chain perspectives of bioenergy production from woody biomass. … the book is a well written ‘guideline for biomass production, procurement and energy production for scientists, practitioners, and decision makers who are interested in a value-chain perspective of bioenergy production from wood in tropical and sub-tropical countries’.” (Sheikh Adil Edrisi and P. C. Abhilash, Journal of Cleaner Production, April, 2015)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Biomass from Wood in the Tropics

    Seifert, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Localisation of Biomass Potentials

    Kunneke, Anton (et al.)

    Pages 11-41

  • Modelling and Simulation of Tree Biomass

    Seifert, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 43-65

  • Managing Southern African Woodlands for Biomass Production: The Potential Challenges and Opportunities

    Chirwa, Paxie W. (et al.)

    Pages 67-87

  • Biomass Production in Intensively Managed Forests

    Toit, Ben

    Pages 89-107

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7448-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7447-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0262-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioenergy from Wood
Book Subtitle
Sustainable Production in the Tropics
Editors
  • Thomas Seifert
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7448-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7448-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7447-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0262-9
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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