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Biomass Now - Sustainable Growth and Use

Edited by Miodrag Darko Matovic, ISBN 978-953-51-1105-4, 552 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 30, 2013 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2583
Edited Volume

This two-volume book on biomass is a reflection of the increase in biomass related research and applications, driven by overall higher interest in sustainable energy and food sources, by increased awareness of potentials and pitfalls of using biomass for energy, by the concerns for food supply and by multitude of potential biomass uses as a source material in organic chemistry, bringing in the concept of bio-refinery. It reflects the trend in broadening of biomass related research and an increased focus on second-generation bio-fuels. Its total of 40 chapters spans over diverse areas of biomass research, grouped into 9 themes.