The Biomass Assessment Handbook

The Biomass Assessment Handbook

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The increasing importance of biomass as a renewable energy source has lead to an acute need for reliable and detailed information on its assessment, consumption and supply. Responding to this need, and overcoming the lack of standardized measurement and accounting procedures, this handbook provides the reader with the skills to understand the biomass resource base, the tools to assess the resource, and explores the pros and cons of exploitation. Topics covered include assessment methods for woody and herbaceous biomass, biomass supply and consumption, remote sensing techniques as well as vital policy issues. International case studies, ranging from techniques for measuring tree volume to transporting biomass, help to illustrate step-by-step methods and are based on field work experience. Technical appendices offer a glossary of terms, energy units and other valuable resource data.has an energy content of 1.2 boe; a€c can produce 118 kg of sugar (+10 litres of molasses); a€c can produce 85 litres of anhydrous ... The flex-fuel vehicle engine has a compression ratio somehow between gasoline and ethanol e.g. the compression ration of the VW Golf 1.6 is 10.1 ... cane The flow diagram in Figure VI.1 illustrates in simplified form the production of sugar and ethanol from sugar cane in Brazil.

Title:The Biomass Assessment Handbook
Author:Frank Rosillo-Calle, Jeremy Woods
Publisher:Earthscan - 2012


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