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Cover for Biofuels and waste-powered generation.

This paper discusses liquid and gaseous biofuels and forestry and agricultural waste product solid biomass. Also, the paper presents the general ecological effects of biomass combustion.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Temperate agroforestry in the United States: current trends and future directions.

This chapter discusses some of the potential benefits and future applications of agroforestry in the USA. A brief overview of the five recognized temperate agroforestry practices in the USA is followed by specific examples for integrating production agriculture and forestry to create more...

Author(s)
Jose, S.; Gold, M. A.; Garrett, H. E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Ecological effects of electricity generation, storage and us.

This book contains 17 chapters covering the following topics: (1) the need for electricity and the main energy sources available; (2) hydroelectric generation; (3) tidal generation; (4) wave power and ocean thermal energy conversion; (5) steam turbines and their cooling systems; (6) nuclear...

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Steam turbines and their cooling systems.

This chapter reviews ecological issues common to all power-generating systems that use steam turbines, irrespective of their power source. Approximately 86% of total electrical output is generated using steam turbines. Nuclear, coal, oil, gas, solar boilers and biofuel power sources generate using...

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What is the bioeconomy.

This chapter describes the bioeconomy as it is defined today in research and policy documents. The main characteristics of the various bioeconomy sectors, the relationships across sectors, and the related actors are described. The chapter also illustrates the main statistical evidence about the...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Technology and innovation in the bioeconomy.

This chapter starts with a description of the main bioeconomy-relevant technologies, together with a review of some of the main non-bioeconomy-specific technologies with important applications in connection with the bioeconomy. The second part of the chapter provides a simplified representation of...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Driving forces and demand-side economics.

This chapter illustrates the demand-side issues in the bioeconomy. It starts with the macro drivers guiding the need for bioeconomy technologies and investigates how they affect the market through individual consumers' and citizens' behaviour. It then focuses on individual behaviour, initially...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Elimination of salt by recretion: salt glands and gland-supported bladders in recretohalophytes.

Elimination of mineral ions and salts by salt glands and salt hairs is called recretion, which has given the name recretohalophytes to plants using this mechanism for tolerance of salinity. There are about 370 vascular plant species of recretohalophytes comprising about 15% of all halophytes and...

Author(s)
Lüttge, U.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Role of plant growth-promoting microorganisms in sustainable agriculture and environmental remediation.

This chapter discusses the role of plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPR) and fungi (PGPF) in sustainable agriculture; importance of PGPR and PGPF in phyto/bioremediation; role of PGPR and PGPF in biomass and biofuel production; role of PGPR and PGPF in wasteland and degraded land reclamation; role ...

Author(s)
Dubey, R. K.; Vishal Tripathi; Edrisi, S. A.; Mansi Bakshi; Dubey, P. K.; Ajeet Singh; Verma, J. P.; Akanksha Singh; Sarma, B. K.; Amitava Rakshit; Singh, D. P.; Singh, H. B.; Abhilash, P. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Recent developments on algal biofuel technology.

Microalgae provide great promise for the production of biofuels as they have the highest growth rates of all photosynthetic organisms and have demonstrated high levels of desirable products required for biofuel production without competing for land or resources from the agriculture industry. It has ...

Author(s)
Long, R.; Sanderson, P.; Rahman, P. K. S. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter

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