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Switchgrass

A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy

  • Andrea┬áMonti

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. David J. Parrish, Michael D. Casler, Andrea Monti
    Pages 1-28
  3. Michael D. Casler
    Pages 29-53
  4. Walter Zegada-Lizarazu, Stan D. Wullschleger, S. Surendran Nair, Andrea Monti
    Pages 55-86
  5. Matt A. Sanderson, Marty Schmer, Vance Owens, Pat Keyser, Wolter Elbersen
    Pages 87-112
  6. Rob Mitchell, Marty Schmer
    Pages 113-127
  7. R. Howard Skinner, Walter Zegada-Lizarazu, John P. Schmidt
    Pages 129-152
  8. Venkatesh Balan, Sandeep Kumar, Bryan Bals, Shishir Chundawat, Mingjie Jin, Bruce Dale
    Pages 153-185
  9. Anthony Turhollow, Francis Epplin
    Pages 187-203
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 205-209

About this book

Introduction

The demand of renewable energies is growing steadily both from policy and from industry which seeks environmentally friendly feed stocks. The recent policies enacted by the EU, USA and other industrialized countries foresee an increased interest in the cultivation of energy crops; there is clear evidence that switchgrass is one of the most promising biomass crop for energy production and bio-based economy and compounds. Switchgrass: A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy provides a comprehensive guide to  switchgrass in terms of agricultural practices, potential use and markets, and environmental and social benefits.

Considering this potential energy source from its biology, breed and crop physiology to its growth and management to the economical, social and environmental impacts, Switchgrass: A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy brings together chapters from a range of experts in the field, including a foreword from Kenneth P. Vogel, to collect and present the environmental benefits and characteristics of this a crop whit the potential to mitigate the risks of global warming by replacing fossil fuels.

 Including clear figures and tables to support discussions, Switchgrass: A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy provides a solid reference  for anyone with interest or investment in the development of bioenergy; researchers policy makers and stakeholders will find this a key resource.

Keywords

Bio-based Products Bioenergy Market Carbon Saving Energy Production Switchgrass Cultivation

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea┬áMonti
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Agroenvironmental ScienceUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2903-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2902-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2903-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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