Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Martin Kaltschmitt
    Pages 1-14
  3. Resource Side

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Matthias Gilbert, Christian Wilhelm
      Pages 17-52
    3. Ulrike Seyfert, Daniela Thrän, Jasmin Kalcher
      Pages 101-111
    4. Christoph Strauß, Armin Vetter, Michael Dickeduisberg, Andreas Von Felde
      Pages 113-164
    5. Alberta Pinnola, Cinzia Formighieri, Roberto Bassi
      Pages 165-197
    6. Udo Mantau, Marian Mayr, Przemko Döring, Ulrike Saal, Sebastian Glasenapp, Christian Blanke
      Pages 199-224
    7. Verena Wolf, Marlen Haß
      Pages 225-260
    8. André P. C. Faaij
      Pages 299-350
  4. Overview Conversion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
  5. Heat and Electricity from Solid Biofuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Daniel Christ, Marvin Scherzinger, Ulf Neuling, Martin Kaltschmitt
      Pages 393-413
    3. Hans Hartmann
      Pages 415-450
    4. Marco Klemm, Ralf Schmersahl, Claudia Kirsten, Nadja Weller, Annett Pollex, Jan Hari Arti Khalsa et al.
      Pages 451-481
    5. Isabel Höfer, Martin Kaltschmitt, Alexander Beckendorff
      Pages 483-512
    6. Hans Hartmann, Volker Lenz
      Pages 533-586
    7. Ingwald Obernberger, Friedrich Biedermann, Thomas Brunner
      Pages 587-628
    8. Daniel Büchner, Andreas Ortwein, Ernst Höftberger, Volker Lenz
      Pages 629-651
    9. Andreas Wiese
      Pages 653-690
    10. Hartmut Spliethoff, Christian Wolf
      Pages 691-713
  6. Heat and Electricity from Biogas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 777-777
    2. Jan Liebetrau, Sören Weinrich, Heike Sträuber, Jörg Kretzschmar
      Pages 779-807
    3. Frank Scholwin, Michael Nelles, Johan Grope
      Pages 809-821
    4. Henrik B. Møller, Alastair J. Ward
      Pages 823-839
  7. Fuel for Transportation Purpose

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 841-841
    2. Ulf Neuling, Martin Kaltschmitt
      Pages 881-904
    3. Anton Friedl
      Pages 905-924
    4. José Goldemberg, Suani Teixeira Coelho, Patricia Guardabassi, Plinio Mário Nastari
      Pages 925-954
    5. Dale A. Monceaux
      Pages 955-996
    6. Charles E. Wyman, Charles M. Cai, Rajeev Kumar
      Pages 997-1022
    7. Jan Pechstein, Martin Kaltschmitt
      Pages 1023-1046
    8. Hermann Hofbauer, Reinhard Rauch
      Pages 1047-1063
    9. Tilman J. Schildhauer
      Pages 1065-1080
    10. Javier Fermoso, Patricia Pizarro, Juan M. Coronado, David P. Serrano
      Pages 1081-1112
    11. Sebastian Timmerberg, Christiane Dieckmann, Ralph Mackenthun, Martin Kaltschmitt
      Pages 1113-1143
    12. Jan Peer Gebauer, Martin Kaltschmitt
      Pages 1145-1174
    13. Franziska Mueller-Langer, Stefan Majer, Anastasios Perimenis
      Pages 1175-1204
  8. Other Options

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1205-1205
    2. Klaus Thuneke
      Pages 1207-1219
    3. Anthony V. Bridgwater
      Pages 1221-1250

About this book


This comprehensive reference is a state-of-the-art survey of biomass as an energy carrier for the provision of heat, electricity, and transportation fuel, considering technical, economic, environmental, and social aspects. On a global scale, biomass contributes roughly 12 to 16 % of the energy needed to cover the overall primary energy consumption. Thus far, it is humanity’s most important source of renewable energy, used on practically all continents and growing in importance even in industrialized nations. With detailed coverage of the production of solid, gaseous and liquid fuels, as well as a final energy provision, this volume serves as an introduction for readers just entering the field, but also offers new insights, up-to-date information, as well as latest findings for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.


Renewable Energy from Biomass Liquid Biofuels Bioethanol Biodiesel Biokerosene Gaseous Biofuels Biogas Biomethane Solid Biofuels Wood Chips Wood Logs Wood Pellets Biomass Combustion Biomass Gasification Biomass Pyrolysis Anaerobic Fermentation Alcoholic Fermentation

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Kaltschmitt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics (IUE)Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)HamburgGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-7812-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-7813-7
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