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Biomass Now

Cultivation and Utilization

Edited by Miodrag Darko Matovic

Queen's University, Canada

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.

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Biomass NowCultivation and UtilizationEdited by Miodrag Darko Matovic

Published: April 30th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3437

ISBN: 978-953-51-1106-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6334-3

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

75121 Total Chapter Downloads

93 Crossref Citations

166 Web of Science Citations

241 Dimensions Citations


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1. Crop Rotation Biomass and Effects on Sugarcane Yield in Brazil

By Edmilson José Ambrosano, Heitor Cantarella, Gláucia Maria Bovi Ambrosano, Eliana Aparecida Schammas, Fábio Luis Ferreira Dias, Fabrício Rossi, Paulo Cesar Ocheuze Trivelin, Takashi Muraoka, Raquel Castellucci Caruso Sachs, Rozario Azcón and Juliana Rolim Salomé Teramoto


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2. Generation and Utilization of Microbial Biomass Hydrolysates in Recovery and Production of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)

By Jian Yu, Michael Porter and Matt Jaremko


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3. Considerations for Sustainable Biomass Production in Quercus-Dominated Forest Ecosystems

By Viktor J. Bruckman, Shuai Yan, Eduard Hochbichler and Gerhard Glatzel


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4. Biomass Production in Northern Great Plains of USA – Agronomic Perspective

By Qingwu Xue, Guojie Wang and Paul E. Nyren


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5. Design of a Cascade Observer for a Model of Bacterial Batch Culture with Nutrient Recycling

By Miled El Hajji and Alain Rapaport


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6. Harvest Systems and Analysis for Herbaceous Biomass

By Jude Liu, Robert Grisso and John Cundiff


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7. Biological Activated Carbon Treatment Process for Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment

By Pengkang Jin, Xin Jin, Xianbao Wang, Yongning Feng and Xiaochang C. Wang


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8. Biomass Digestion to Produce Organic Fertilizers: A Case-Study on Digested Livestock Manure

By Alessandra Trinchera, Carlos Mario Rivera, Andrea Marcucci and Elvira Rea


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9. Removal of Carbon and Nitrogen Compounds in Hybrid Bioreactors

By Małgorzata Makowska, Marcin Spychała and Robert Mazur


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10. Animal Manures: Recycling and Management Technologies

By María Gómez-Brandón, Marina Fernández-Delgado Juárez, Jorge Domínguez and Heribert Insam


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11. Methods and Applications of Deoxygenation for the Conversion of Biomass to Petrochemical Products

By Duminda A. Gunawardena and Sandun D. Fernando


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12. Biofloc Technology (BFT): A Review for Aquaculture Application and Animal Food Industry

By Maurício Emerenciano, Gabriela Gaxiola and Gerard Cuzon


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13. Phytoplankton Biomass Impact on the Lake Water Quality

By Ozden Fakioglu


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14. Towards the Production of Second Generation Ethanol from Sugarcane Bagasse in Brazil

By T.P. Basso, T.O. Basso, C.R. Gallo and L.C. Basso


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15. Sugarcane Biomass Production and Renewable Energy

By Moses Isabirye, D.V.N Raju, M. Kitutu, V. Yemeline, J. Deckers and J. Poesen


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16. Paenibacillus curdlanolyticus Strain B-6 Multienzyme Complex: A Novel System for Biomass Utilization

By Khanok Ratanakhanokchai, Rattiya Waeonukul, Patthra Pason, Chakrit Tachaapaikoon, Khin Lay Kyu, Kazuo Sakka, Akihiko Kosugi and Yutaka Mori


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17. Methanogenic System of a Small Lowland Stream Sitka, Czech Republic

By Martin Rulík, Adam Bednařík, Václav Mach, Lenka Brablcová, Iva Buriánková, Pavlína Badurová and Kristýna Gratzová


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18. How Soil Nutrient Availability Influences Plant Biomass and How Biomass Stimulation Alleviates Heavy Metal Toxicity in Soils: The Cases of Nutrient Use Efficient Genotypes and Phytoremediators, Respectively

By Theocharis Chatzistathis and Ioannis Therios


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