Practices and Perspectives in Sustainable Bioenergy

A Systems Thinking Approach

  • Madhumi Mitra
  • Abhijit Nagchaudhuri

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Abhijit Nagchaudhuri, Madhumi Mitra
    Pages 1-12
  3. Monisha Das, Andrew D. Schiff
    Pages 13-28
  4. Weiping Song, Rachel Apointe, Mingxin Guo
    Pages 57-73
  5. Samuel Jacob, Lakshmishri Upadrasta, Rintu Banerjee
    Pages 75-104
  6. S. P. Jeevan Kumar, Althuri Avanthi, Anjani Devi Chintagunta, Anamika Gupta, Rintu Banerjee
    Pages 105-129
  7. Madhumi Mitra, Xavier Henry, Abhijit Nagchaudhuri, Kalyani Maitra
    Pages 131-157
  8. Serpil Guran
    Pages 159-194
  9. David B. DeVallance, Xinfeng Xie, Tianmiao Wang, Jingxin Wang
    Pages 207-232
  10. Santanu Maitra, Kalyani Maitra
    Pages 233-267

About this book


This book presents a systems approach to bioenergy and provides a means to capture the complexity of bioenergy issues, including both direct and indirect impacts across the energy economy. The book addresses critical topics such as systems thinking; sustainability, biomass; feedstocks of importance and relevance (that are not competing with the food market); anaerobic digestion and biogas; biopower and bioheat; and policies, economy, and rights to access to clean energy. This is a contributed volume with each chapter written by relevant experts in the respective fields of research and teaching. Each chapter includes a review with highlights of the key points, critical-thinking questions, and a glossary.This book can be used  as a primary or secondary textbook in courses related to bioenergy and bioproducts and sustainable biofuels. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Researchers, professionals, and policy makers will also be able to use this book for current reference materials.


Bioeconomics Bioenergy Biofuel Renewable Energy Sustainable Energy Systems Approach to Bioenergy

Editors and affiliations

  • Madhumi Mitra
    • 1
  • Abhijit Nagchaudhuri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Natural SciencesUniversity of Maryland Eastern ShorePrincess AnneUSA
  2. 2.Department of Engineering and Aviation SciencesUniversity of Maryland Eastern ShorePrincess AnneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature India Private Limited 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-3963-5
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-3965-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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