Bioenergy Books

  • Bioenergy - the Swedish experience

    Bioenergy is the leading energy source in Sweden today. The Swedish energy system has gone through a major transformation. In the 1970s oil was totally dominating. Today, oil is almost entirely a transport fuel, whereas bioenergy has taken over in district heating, and plays a major role in indutry and in electricity production. People from around ...

  • Chemical and Biochemical Catalysis for Next Generation Biofuels

    The development of renewable and sustainable lignocellulosic biofuels is currently receiving worldwide attention and investment. Despite decades of research, there remain significant challenges to be overcome before these biofuels can be produced in large volumes at competitive prices. One obstacle is the lack of efficient and affordable catalytic ...

  • Catalysis in the Refining of Fischer-Tropsch Syncrude

    Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (FTS) has been used on a commercial scale for more than eighty years. It was initially developed for strategic reasons because it offered a source of transportation fuels that was independent from crude oil. Unlike crude, Fischer-Tropsch synthetic crude is rich in olefins and oxygenates, while being sulphur and nitrogen ...

  • Case studies on bioenergy policy and law: options for sustainability

    FAO Legislative Studies # 102Sound policy and legal frameworks for bioenergy are necessary to ensure that socio-economic and environmental sustainability considerations are taken into account in the production, promotion and use of bioenergy, with a view to minimizing risks of negative impacts and maximising benefits in the immediate and long ...

  • The Mutlilateral trade and investment context for biofuels

    This paper reports on the multilateral trade and investment context for biofuels. It briefly introduces the context surrounding biofuels and delves into some of the factors driving the rapid expansion in production and use. The analysis looks at trade and investment issues for biofuels, and some of the issues on developing standards. This ...

  • Recent trends in the law and policy of bioenergy production, promotion and use (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesIn recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the need for sound regulatory frameworks for bioenergy. Faced with high petroleum and natural gas prices, and increasingly aware of climate change and environmental concerns, many countries are implementing national policies and legislation to encourage ...

  • Biofuels Issue Brief

    This Issue Brief provides an overview of biofuel production and use with a special focus on the transport sector. It describes first and second generation biofuels and explores their potential as a possible substitute for fossil ...

  • Industrial Uses of Biomass Energy: The Example of Brazil

    Industrial Uses of Biomass Energy demonstrates that energy-rich vegetation, biomass, is a key renewable energy resource for the future. Brazil, uniquely, has a recent history of large-scale biomass industrial uses that makes it a specially important test-bed both for the development of biomass technology and its utilisation, and for understanding ...

  • Biogas 2: building a better biogas unit - vol 32 (En)

    Series: Better Farming SeriesInitially published by arrangement with INADES, Institut africain pour le développement économique et social, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses. They may be purchased as a set (45 booklets) or ...

  • Biogas: what it is, how it is made, how to use it - vol 31 (En)

    Series: Better Farming SeriesInitially published by arrangement with INADES, Institut africain pour le développement économique et social, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses. They may be purchased as a set (45 booklets) or ...

  • World Ethanol Markets – Outlook To 2020

    World Ethanol Markets – Outlook to 2020 is an invaluable reference tool for the biofuels industry. Reporting on the outlook to 2020, this study also examines the impact on food price inflation of using feedstocks for biofuels production, and considers the sustainability of producing ...

  • Biofuels

    With the dwindling supplies of fossil fuels and growing concerns regarding climate changes due to green house gasses from these fuels, public opinion has swung dramatically towards favoring the development of renewable energy sources. In Biofuels: Methods and Protocols, career-long experts explore a full range of methods for bioenergy covering ...

  • Biogas Handbook

    This handbook was elaborated through the joint efforts of a group of biogas experts from Denmark, Germany, Austria and Greece, as part of the BiG>East project, (EIE/07/214/SI2.467620), running during the period 09.2007-02.2010, with the overall aim of promoting the development of biogas from anaerobic digestion in Eastern Europe. The project ...

  • Sustainable Heat Use of Biogas Plants

    This handbook was elaborated in the framework of the BiogasHeat project (IEE/11/025), supported by the European Commission through the Intelligent Energy for Europe (IEE) programme operated by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The authors would like to thank the European Commission for the support of the ...

  • Ethanol Production Costs

    Latest Issue Ethanol Production Costs is a special study from F.O. Licht and Agra CEAS Consulting and brings you the latest data and analysis surrounding the production of ...

  • Plant Secondary Metabolism Engineering

    Plants have evolved an amazing array of metabolic pathways leading to molecules capable of responding promptly and effectively to stress situations imposed by biotic and abiotic factors, some of which supply the ever-growing needs of humankind for natural chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, agrochemicals, food and chemical ...

  • Socio-Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Production

    Around the world, many countries are increasing efforts to promote biomass production for industrial uses including biofuels and bio-products such as chemicals and bio-plastic. Against a backdrop of lively public debate on sustainability, bioenergy wields both positive and negative impacts upon a variety of environmental and socio-economic issues. ...

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