Biomass and Bioenergy

Processing and Properties

  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
  • Mohammad Jawaid
  • Umer Rashid

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Faris M. AL-Oqla, Othman Y. Alothman, M. Jawaid, S. M. Sapuan, M. H. Es-Saheb
    Pages 1-25
  3. Sameen Ruqia Imadi, Isra Mahmood, Alvina Gul Kazi
    Pages 27-46
  4. Waseem Shahri, Inayatullah Tahir, Burhan Ahad
    Pages 47-61
  5. Deepak Verma, P. C. Gope, Inderdeep Singh, Siddharth Jain
    Pages 63-75
  6. M. Siti Alwani, H. P. S. Abdul Khalil, M. Asniza, S. S. Suhaily, A. S. Nur Amiranajwa, M. Jawaid
    Pages 77-100
  7. Yian Zheng, Aiqin Wang
    Pages 101-110
  8. Nadendla Srinivasababu, J. Suresh Kumar, K. Vijaya Kumar Reddy, Gutta Sambasiva Rao
    Pages 125-139
  9. Rida Rehman, Alvina Gul Kazi
    Pages 141-155
  10. G. M. Arifuzzaman Khan, Md. Ahsanul Haque, Md. Shamsul Alam
    Pages 157-174
  11. C. Santulli, F. Sarasini, E. Fortunati, D. Puglia, J. M. Kenny
    Pages 175-190
  12. Tanvir Arfin, Faruq Mohammad, NorAzah Yusof
    Pages 191-206
  13. Misbah Majid, Samia Shafqat, Hafsa Inam, Uzair Hashmi, Alvina Gul Kazi
    Pages 207-224
  14. Abou El Kacem Qaiss, Rachid Bouhfid, Hamid Essabir
    Pages 225-245
  15. N. Saba, M. Jawaid, M. T. Paridah
    Pages 247-274
  16. Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Md. Saiful Islam, Latifah Amin
    Pages 275-287
  17. Burhan Ahad, Zafar A. Reshi, Humeera Rasool, Waseem Shahri, A. R. Yousuf
    Pages 289-306
  18. Muhammad Aamer Mehmood, Umer Rashid, Muhammad Ibrahim, Farhat Abbas, Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap
    Pages 307-327
  19. Abrar Inayat, Murni M. Ahmad, Suzana Yusup, M. I. Abdul Mutalib, Zakir Khan
    Pages 329-343
  20. Yanni Sudiyani, Kiky Corneliasari Sembiring, Indri Badria Adilina
    Pages 345-364
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 365-367

About this book


At present biomass and bioenergy are the most significant renewable energy options and will remain so in the near and medium-term future. Biomass has the potential to become the world’s largest and most sustainable energy source and will be very much in demand. Bioenergy is based on resources that can be utilized on a sustainable basis all around the world and can thus serve as an effective option for the provision of energy services. In addition, the benefits accrued go beyond energy provision, creating unique opportunities for regional development.

The current book is the first of a two volume series “Biomass and Bioenergy”, which is an up to date account of highly important characteristics of biomass and bioenergy. The present book comprising of twenty chapters from distinguished scientists and researchers around the tropics, reporting the diversity of untapped biomass and bioenergy resources, their processing and properties as well as their value-added functions as a bio-based feedstock in a sustainable economy. This book articulately highlighted the usefulness of biomass residues that are mostly known in the tropical world. In this book, the inclusion of a broad range of bast fibres, for example, kapok, pine apple leaf, Indian date fibre etc., mainly existing in the tropics with unexploited potential of vast and wide range value-addition in an energy-intensive world makes perfect sense. Lastly, chapters on alternative energy sources highlight the progress in algal biomass research as well as biomass steam gasification for Hydrogen production. We hope this book will serve as a comprehensive primer for individuals who are interested in learning about the vast potentials of tropical biomass.


Agricultural Waste Biopolymers Feedstocks Industrial Waste Natural Fibers

Editors and affiliations

  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    • 1
  • Mohammad Jawaid
    • 2
  • Umer Rashid
    • 3
  1. 1.Universiti Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia
  2. 2.Universiti Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia
  3. 3.Universiti Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia

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