An overview of the Department of Energy program for the recovery of energy and materials from urban solid waste / Donald K. Walter -- Thermochemical conversion of biomass to fuels and feedstocks : an overview of R & D activities funded by the department of Energy / G.F. Schiefelbein, L.J. Sealock, Jr., and S. Ergun -- Preliminary economic overview of large-scale thermal conversion systems using wood feedstocks / Stephen M. Kohan -- Wood gasification : an old technology with new potential for the eighties / Jack J. Fritz, Abu Talib, and Judith J. Gordon -- Mass burning of municipal solid waste worldwide / Philip R. Beltz -- An evaluation of modular incinerators for energy recovery from solid wastes / David C. Bomberger and Jerry L. Jones -- Energy recovery from wood residues by fluidized-bed combustion / J.W. Stallings and Mike Oswald -- Fluid-bed combustion of solid wastes / Robert H. Vander Molen -- Energy recovery from municipal solid waste and sewage sludge using multisolid fluidized-bed combustion technology / Wayne E. Ballantyne, William J. Huffman, Linda M. Curran, and Daniel H. Stewart -- The preparation and properties of densified refuse-derived fuel -- Harvey Alter and Jay A. Campbell / The Eco-Fuel II process : producing a storable, transportable fuel for co-combustion with oil / Floyd Hasselreiis -- Small-scale source densification of Navy solid waste / Donald Brunner -- Biomass densification energy requirements / T.B. Reed, G. Trezek, and L. Diaz -- Densification systems for agricultural residues / Thomas R. Miles and Thomas R. Miles, Jr. -- Replenishable organic energy for the 21st century / John L. Stafford and Andrew D. Livingston -- Gasoline from solid wastes by a noncatalytic, thermal process / James P. Diebold -- Fuel production from wastes using molten salts / R.L. Gay, K.M. Barclay, L.F. Grantham, and S.J. Yosim -- Biomass gasification at the focus of the Odeillo (France) 1-MW (thermal) solar furnace / M.J. Antal, Jr., C. Royere, and A. Vialaron -- Operation of a downdraft gasifier fueled with source-separated solid waste / S.A. Vigil, D.A. Bartley, R. Healy, and G. Tchobanoglous -- The Enerco pyrolysis system / E.W. White and M.J. Thomson -- Development of modular biomass gasification and combustion systems / James Fletcher and Richard Wright -- Solid waste gasification and energy utilization / Franklin G. Rinker -- Thermodynamics of pyrolysis and activation in the production of waste- or biomass-derived activated carbon / F. Michael Lewis and C.M. Ablow -- Canada's biomass conversion technology R & D program / Ralph Overend -- Pyrolysis of agricultural residues in a rotary kiln / R.H. Arsenault, M.A. Grandbois, E. Chornet, and G.E. Timbers -- Fluidized-bed gasification of solid wastes and biomass : the CIL program / J.W. Black, K.G. Bircher, and K.A. Chisholm -- The direct liquefaction of wood using nickel catalysts / D.G.B. Boocock, D. Mackay, and H. Franco -- The role of catalysis in wood gasification / D.P.C. Fung and R. Graham -- Wood gasification for gas and power generation / Arun Verma and G.A. Weisgerber -- Basic principles of waste pyrolysis and review of european processes / A.G. Buekens and J.G. Schoeters -- Pyrolysis of plastic waste and scrap tires using a fluidized-bed process / Walter Kaminsky and Hansjèorg Sinn -- Two-stage solid waste pyrolysis with drum reactor and gas converter / O. Tabasaran -- The design of co-current moving-bed gasifiers fueled by biomass / Michiel J. Groeneveld and W.P.M. Van Swaaij -- Pyrolytic recovery of raw materials from special wastes / Gerd Collin -- Gasification of solid waste in accordance with the SFW-FUNK process / Harald Funk and Horst Hummelsiep -- Overview of pyrolysis, thermal gasification, and liquefaction processes in Japan / M. Hiraoka -- Pilot plant study on sewage sludge pyrolysis / T. Kasakura and M. Hiraoka -- Gasification of solid waste in dual fluidized-bed reactors / M. Kagayama, M. Igarashi, M. Hasegawa, J. Fukuda, and D. Kunii -- Disposal of municipal refuse by the two-bed pyrolysis system / N. Andoh, Y. Ishii, Y. Hirayama, and K. Ito -- Pyrolysis process for scrap tires / Shigeo Kawakami, Kimio Inoue, Hideki Tanaka, and Tamiharu Sakai -- PUROX system demonstration test on simulated Japanese refuse / T. Masuda and T.F. Fisher -- Integrated system for solid waste disposal with energy recovery and volumetric reduction by a new pyrolysis furnace / Tatsuhiro Fujii -- Development of a solid waste disposal system with pyrolysis and melting / M. Onozawa -- The potential of biomass conversion in meeting the energy needs of the rural populations of developing countries : an overview / V. Mubayi, J. Lee, and R. Chatterjee -- Power generation from biomass residues using the gasifier/dual-fuel engine technique / Andre A. Dennetiere, Francois Leorat, and George F. Bonnici -- Studies on the practical application of producer gas from agricultural residues as supplementary fuel for diesel engines / Ibarra E. Cruz -- Third World applications of pyrolysis of agricultural and forestry wastes / John W. Tatom, Hadley W. Wellborn, Filino Harahap, and Saswinadi Sasmojo -- A preliminary analysis of the potential for developing nations to use biomass fuels in vehicle engines / J.L. Jones and A.K. Chatterjee -- Social and economic aspects of the introduction of gasification technology in rural areas of developing countries (Tanzania) / Michiel J. Groeneveld and K.R. Westerterp.