Plant Biotechnology for Sustainable Production of Energy and Co-products


ISBN: 978-3-642-13439-5 (Print) 978-3-642-13440-1 (Online)
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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Introduction to Biofuels

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-23

      Introduction Overview: World Energy Resources and the Need for Biomass for Energy and Lower Fossil Carbon Dioxide Emissions

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 25-55

      Designing Biomass Crops with Improved Calorific Content and Attributes for Burning: a UK Perspective

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 57-84

      Designing Plants To Meet Feedstock Needs

  3. Specific Biofuel Feedstocks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 85-85

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 87-109

      Engineering Advantages, Challenges and Status of Sugarcane and other Sugar-Based Biomass Resources

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 111-123

      High Fermentable Corn Hybrids for the Dry-Grind Corn Ethanol Industry

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 125-154

      Engineering Advantages, Challenges and Status of Grass Energy Crops

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 155-208

      Woody Biomass and Purpose-Grown Trees as Feedstocks for Renewable Energy

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 209-259

      Engineering Status, Challenges and Advantages of Oil Crops

  4. Mitigating Invasiveness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 261-261

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 263-284

      Invasive Species Biology, Ecology, Management and Risk Assessment: Evaluating and Mitigating the Invasion Risk of Biofuel Crops

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 285-297

      Gene Flow in Genetically Engineered Perennial Grasses: Lessons for Modification of Dedicated Bioenergy Crops

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 299-315

      Genetic Modification in Dedicated Bioenergy Crops and Strategies for Gene Confinement

  5. Models for Uses of Biomass Feedstocks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 317-317

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 319-343

      Integrated Biorefineries—A Bottom-Up Approach to Biomass Fractionation

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 345-362

      Heat and Power Production from Stover for Corn Ethanol Plants

  6. Agricultural Fit of Biomass Crops and Lifecycle Analysis and Criteria

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 363-363

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 365-384

      The Problem is the Solution: the Role of Biofuels in the Transition to a Regenerative Agriculture

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 385-408

      Life-Cycle Analysis of Biofuels

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 409-447

      Criteria for a Sustainable Bioenergy Infrastructure and Lifecycle

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 449-458