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Biofuel crops: production, physiology and genetics.

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This book begins with a review of the history of biofuel. It contains chapters that are devoted to emerging technologies for biofuel production, cell wall structure and destructing approaches, cellulosic biofuel crops role in phytoremediation, and feedstock pretreatment methods. Detailed discussion on the physiological and genetic research challenges and opportunities for the improvement of biofue...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Biofuels in history.

This chapter presents the history of biofuels research and policy, providing a brief overview of major historical highlights. Biofuels (including ethanol and vegetable oils) have been used in some form over four broad historical epochs: (1) until the mid-19th century, as primary lamp and cooking fuels until the advent of petroleum and other competing energy forms such as gas and electric lighting; (2) around the early 20th century, for internal combustion engines, when fuel quality and petroleum depletion were serious concerns; (3) in the mid- to late-20th century, for internal combustion engines, when international oil politics, especially the Arab oil embargoes of the 1970s, spurred national energy security investments, (4) in the early 21st century, for internal combustion engines, when global concerns about climate change, biodiversity and sustainability framed the larger context of energy research and policy debates.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Status, innovations and challenges of next generation biofuel technologies. Author(s): Sims, R. E. H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 44) Microalgae taxonomy and breeding. Author(s): Hemaiswarya, S. Raja, R. Ravikumar, R. Carvalho, I. S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 54) Physiology, biochemistry and genetics of microalgal growth and lipid production. Author(s): Schuhmann, H. Schenk, P. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 84) Cultivation of microalgae for biofuel production. Author(s): Lan, C. Q.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 102) Physiology and genetics of biofuel crop yield. Author(s): Singh, B. P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 135) Deconstructing plant biomass: cell wall structure and novel manipulation strategies. Author(s): Byrt, C. S. Betts, N. S. Farrokhi, N. Burton, R. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 151) Sugarcane and energycane. Author(s): Fageria, N. K. Moreira, A. Moraes, L. A. C. Hale, A. L. Viator, R. P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 172) Sweet sorghum: genetics, breeding and commercialization. Author(s): Rao, P. S. Umakanth, A. V. Reddy, B. V. S. Dweikat, I. Sujata Bhargava Kumar, C. G. Braconnier, S. Patil, J. V.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 199) Switchgrass. Author(s): Fike, J. H. Parrish, D. J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 231) Miscanthus species. Author(s): Anzoua, K. G. Yamada, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 249) Arundo donax. Author(s): Williams, C. M. J. Biswas, T. K. Márton, L. Czakó, M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 271) Elephantgrass. Author(s): Singh, B. P. Singh, H. P. Obeng, E.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 292) Bast and leaf fibre crops: kenaf, hemp, jute, Agave, etc. Author(s): Pratik Satya Ratikanta Maiti
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 312) Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.). Author(s): Wani, S. P.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 339) Oilseed brassicas. Author(s): Bañuelos, G. S. Dhillon, K. S. Banga, S. S.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 369) Camelina (Camelina sativa). Author(s): Eynck, C. Falk, K. C.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 392) Oil palm. Author(s): Punnuri, S. M. Singh, B. P.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 415) Willow. Author(s): Weih, M.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 427) Pines. Author(s): Nelson, C. D. Peter, G. F. McKeand, S. E. Jokela, E. J. Rummer, R. B. Groom, L. H. Johnsen, K. H.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 460) Eucalyptus and bamboo. Author(s): Kayama, M.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 474) Phytoremediation trees for biofuel. Author(s): Rockwood, D. L. Isebrands, J. G. Minogue, P. J.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 491) Lignocellulosic feedstock preparation by size reduction and pretreatment. Author(s): Muthukumarappan, K.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Box 6932, School of Communication, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781845938857
  • Record Number
  • 20133196015