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Bioproducts From Canada's Forests

New Partnerships in the Bioeconomy

  • Brings together much of the diverse information available at the national level and aims at suggesting progressive steps to maximize the forest legacy

  • Useful for forestry professionals and entrepreneurs worldwide

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Biochemicals

    Pages 61-69
  3. Agroforestry

    Pages 71-88
  4. Foods from the Forest

    Pages 89-112
  5. Carbon Credits

    Pages 195-209
  6. The Way Forward

    Pages 211-223
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 225-257

About this book

For the first time, this opportune book provides a comprehensive treatment of the many innovative, non-timber bioproducts that may be derived from Canada’s vast forests, including their potential economic, social and environmental impacts. It also offers a balanced discussion of the technological, policy and regulatory issues surrounding the emerging global bioeconomy. This book will not only be of interest to Canadian forestry professionals and entrepreneurs, but also to those interested in the contribution of forestry to the bioeconomy worldwide.

Topics discussed include:

-biofuels and bioenergy

-biochemicals

-agroforestry

-foods, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals

-decorative and aesthetic products

-recreation

-other innovative products and technology

-forests and pests

-carbon credits

-the way forward

Individual book chapters attempt to estimate the value of various forest-derived bioproducts and give concrete indications of their potential contribution to a sustainable Canadian economy. It is the first time that any book has brought together much of the diverse information available at a national level and that also aims at suggesting progressive steps to be taken to maximize the many values of Canada’s forest legacy. Wherever possible, dollar values have been assigned to present and emerging markets, and background provided on current technologies and issues, which will be helpful to policy-makers and opinion leaders. Novel biofuels and bioenergy are described at one end of the spectrum, with more traditional non-timber forest products, such as decorative and recreational products, at the other end. In addition, each chapter describes Canada’s international position, future innovations, potential roadblocks to be overcome, and what mechanisms might enhance the competitiveness of Canada’s forest-based bioeconomy.

Keywords

  • Bioeconomy
  • Bioproducts
  • Forestry
  • Innovation
  • Non-timber forest products
  • Renewable energy
  • bioenergy
  • biofuel
  • biomass
  • forest
  • climate change
  • Forestry Management

Authors and Affiliations

  • Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

    Suzanne Wetzel, Michael F. Laporte

  • Faculté de Foresterie, Université de Moncton, Canada

    Luc C. Duchesne

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-4992-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)