Kenaf: A Multi-Purpose Crop for Several Industrial Applications

New insights from the Biokenaf Project

  • Andrea Monti
  • Efthimia Alexopoulou

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. E. Alexopoulou, Y. Papatheohari, M. Christou, A. Monti
    Pages 1-15
  3. Danilo Scordia, Giorgio Testa, Salvatore L. Cosentino
    Pages 17-43
  4. Defang Li, Siqi Huang
    Pages 45-58
  5. E. Alexopoulou, Y. Papatheohari, D. Picco, N. Di Virgilio, A. Monti
    Pages 59-82
  6. Steef J. J. Lips, Jan E. G. van Dam
    Pages 105-143
  7. E. Alexopoulou, S. L. Cosentino, N. Danalatos, D. Picco, S. Lips, D. van den Berg et al.
    Pages 177-203

About this book


Natural plant fibers fibres are being increasingly used in manufacturing industrial products because of their renewable and biodegradable natures. Kenaf is an annual bast fibre crop that can provide fibres for several industrial applications (composites, insulation mats, absorbents, bedding material, etc.) as well as raw material for energy exploitation (solid biofuels). Kenaf: A Multi-Purpose Crop for Several Industrial Applications introduces the physiology and field management of kenaf, agronomy, productivity, harvesting as well as its the industrial and energy uses of this promising non-food crop.


Including recent research collected by the BIOKENAF project, Kenaf: A Multi-Purpose Crop for Several Industrial Applications provides a global picture of state of the art research and developments with Kenaf from Asia, USA and Australia. This thorough introduction if followed up with an assessment of the crops economic viability as well as an the environmental impact assessment of kenaf.


Although not a new crop, Kenaf: A Multi-Purpose Crop for Several Industrial Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to this crop and its developing applications for energy engineers, industry managers, politicians and managers working to develop sustainable energy sources and bio-economies.


BIOKENAF Project Energy Applications & Economic Viability of Bio-products Kenaf Agronomy and Harvesting Kenaf Physiology Natural Plant Fibers in Industrial Applications Solid Biofuels

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Monti
    • 1
  • Efthimia Alexopoulou
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Agroenvironmental ScienceUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.and Saving (CRES), Department of BiomassCenter for Renewable Energy SourcesAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5066-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5067-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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