Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Biomass Production and Uses

Edited by Eduardo Jacob-Lopes

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria


Leila Queiroz Zepka

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Biomass presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the possibilities for production and use of biomasses of agricultural and industrial importance. Issues related to environment, food, chemicals and energy present serious challenges to the success and stability of nations. The challenge to provide commodities to a rapidly increasing global population has made it imperative to find new technological routes to increase production of consumables while also considering the biospheres ability to regenerate resources. Plant and microbial biomasses are bioresources that may provide solutions to these critical challenges. Divided into five discreet parts, the book covers topics on production of unconventional biomasses and improving of conventional cultures, summarizing a range of useful products derived by biomass. This book provides an insight into future developments in each field and extensive bibliography. It will be an essential resource for researchers and academic and industry professionals in the life sciences.

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Biomass Production and UsesEdited by Eduardo Jacob-Lopes

Published: October 14th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/58664

ISBN: 978-953-51-2181-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6391-6

Copyright year: 2015

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8071 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

20 Dimensions Citations


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1. Contribution to the Assessment of Green Biomass of Atriplex halimus Plantation in Arid Western Algeria (Region of Naama)

By Aman Bouzid and Benabdeli Kheloufi


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2. Production and Management of Sugarcane Biomass — Process Optimization

By Helenice de Oliveira Florentino, Margarida Vaz Pato, Dylan Jones and Daniela Renata Cantane


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3. Removal of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Solutions by Aerobic and Anaerobic Biomass

By Onofre Monge-Amaya, María Teresa Certucha-Barragán, Francisco Javier Almendariz-Tapia and Gonzalo Mauricio Figueroa-Torres


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4. Adsorption of Heavy Metal onto the Materials Prepared by Biomass

By Naoki Kano


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5. Microalgal Biorefineries

By Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Luis Guillermo Ramírez Mérida, Maria Isabel Queiroz and Leila Q. Zepka


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