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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||An introduction to bioenergy /|
|Author||Halford, Nigel G.|
|Publisher||Imperial College Press,|
|ISBN||9781783266234 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1783266236 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781783266241 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1783266244 (pbk. : alk. paper)|
|Collation||xi, 152 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction and definitions -- Bioethanol -- Biodiesel -- Biomass -- Biogas -- Conclusions. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to bioenergy, covering liquid biofuels (bioethanol and biodiesel), biomass and biogas. It describes the feedstocks that are used, including established and potential crops as well as waste, the production processes, the products, the political interventions to support the industry and the impacts the industry has had on markets. It provides information on how this sector is developing and where it may be headed, and aims to give a balanced new on the arguments for and against the exploitation of different bioenergy sources. It is an excellent entry-level textbook on this fascinating and rapidly changing topic, but is also accessible to the non-expert who wishes to have an overview of an industry that is already having profound effects on agricultural and energy markets around the world.--COVER.