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Biofuel Crops

Biofuel Crops

Edited by B Singh

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Biofuel Crops

Providing comprehensive coverage on biofuel crop production and the technological, environmental and resource issues associated with a sustainable biofuel industry, this book is ideal for researchers and industry personnel. Beginning with an introduction to biofuels and the challenges they face, the book then includes detailed coverage on crops of current importance or with high future prospects, including sections on algae, sugar crops and grass, oil and forestry species. The chapters focus on the genetics, breeding, cultivation, harvesting and handling of each crop.


Students and researchers in agronomy and industry personnel.

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Author Edited by B Singh
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 544 Pages
ISBN 9781845938857
Publication date Jun-13
Book Type Hardcover



Chapter 1: Biofuels in History

Chapter 2: Status, Innovations and Challenges of Next Generation Biofuel Technologies


Chapter 3: Microalgae Taxonomy and Breeding

Chapter 4: Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics of Microalgal Growth and Lipid Production

Chapter 5: Algae Cultivation of Microalgae for Biofuel Production


Chapter 6: Physiology and Genetics of Biofuel Crop Yield

Chapter 7: Deconstructing Plant Biomass: Cell Wall Structure and Novel Manipulation Strategies

Chapter 8: Sugarcane and Energycane

Chapter 9: Sweet Sorghum - Genetics, Breeding and Commercialization

Chapter 10: Switchgrass

Chapter 11: Miscanthus Species

Chapter 12: Arundo donax

Chapter 13: Elephant Grass

Chapter 14: Bast and Leaf Fibre Crops (Kenaf, Hemp, Jute, Agave etc.)

Chapter 15: Jatroph (Jatropha curcas L.)

Chapter 16: Oilseed Brassicas

Chapter17: Camelina (Camelina sativa)

Chapter 18: Oil Palm

Chapter 19: Willow

Chapter 20: Pines

Chapter 21: Eucalyptus and Bamboo

Chapter 22: Phytoremediation Trees for Biofuel

Chapter 23: Lignocellulossic Feedstock Preparation by Size Reduction and Pretreatment

Appendix I: Energy and related units

Appendix II: Botanical names

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