The increasing deployment of bioenergy frequently raises issues regarding the use of land and raw materials, infrastructure and logistics. In light of these sometimes conflicting interests Advances in Bioenergy provides an objective and wide-ranging overview of the technology, economics and policy of bioenergy.
Offering an authoritative multidisciplinary summary of the opportunities and challenges associated with bioenergy utilization, with international researchers give up-to-date anddetailed informationon key issues for biomass production and conversion to energy.
*Discusses different bioenergy uses such as transportation fuels, electricity and heat production.
*Assesses emerging fields such as bio-based chemicals and bio-refineries.
*Debates conditions for the mobilization of sustainable bioenergy supply chains and outlines governance systems to support this mobilization.
* Dedicated chapters to sustainabilitygovernance and emerging tools such as certification systems andstandards supporting growth of a sustainable bioenergy industry.
*Considers the political, environmental, social and cultural context related to the demand for energy resources, the impact of this demand on the world around us, and the choices and behaviours of consumers.
This book will bea vital reference to engineers, researchers and students that need an accessibleoverview of the bioenergyarea. It will also be of high value for politicians,policymakers and industry leaders that need to stay upto date withthe state-of-the-art science and technology in this area.