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Due to demands placed on natural resources globally and subsequent deterioration of the environment, there is a need to source and develop appropriate technology to satisfy this requirement. For decades mankind has largely depended on natural resources such as fossil fuels to meet the ever increasing energy demands. Realizing the finite nature of these resources, emphasis is now shifting to investigating alternate energy source governed by environmentally friendly principles. The abundance of biomass and associated favorable techno-economics has recently changed global perceptions of harnessing biomass as a valuable resource rather than a waste. To this end this book aims to make a contribution to exploring further this area of biomass research and development in the form of a compilation of chapters and covering areas of ecological status of different types of biomass and the roles they play in ecosystems, current status of biomass utilization and deriving energy and other value added products from biomass. In this context biomass can be defined as large plants and trees and different groups of microorganisms. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for scientists and environmental managers in planning solutions for sustainable development.

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BiomassEdited by Maggy Ndombo Benteke Momba

Published: August 12th 2010

DOI: 10.5772/275

ISBN: 978-953-307-113-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4547-9

Copyright year: 2010

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43642 Total Chapter Downloads

31 Crossref Citations

112 Web of Science Citations

88 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cordgrass Biomass in Salt Marshes

By Jesus Castillo, Alfredo Rubio-Casal and Enrique Figueroa


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2. Methods od Assessment of Aboveground Tree Biomass

By Jose Navar


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3. Remote Characterization Of Biomass Measurements: Case Study Of Mangrove Forests

By Lola Fatoyinbo


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4. On-line Biomass Estimation in a Batch Biotechnological Process: Bacillus thuringiensis δ - endotoxins production.

By Adriana Amicarelli


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5. Current Status of Woody Biomass Utilization in ASEAN Countries

By Takahiro Yoshida and Hidenori Suzuki


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6. Electricity Generation by Photosynthetic Biomass

By Chun-Chong Fu and Wen-Teng Wu


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7. Microalgae-Based Systems for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Industrial Biorefineries

By Eduardo Jacob-Lopes and Telma Teixeira Franco


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8. Production of Chemicals from Selective Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass

By Xi-feng Zhu and Qiang Lu


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9. Supercritical Water Gasification of Biomass and Organic Wastes

By Liejin Guo, Changqing Cao and Youjun Lu


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10. Wastewater Protozoan-Driven Environmental Processes for the Protection of Water Resources

By Maggy Ndombo Benteke Momba


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