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Industrial Crops and Uses

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Industrial Crops and Uses

B P Singh

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Author(s): B P Singh

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The demand for plant-based industrial raw materials has increased as well as research into expanding the utility of plants for current and future uses. Plants are renewable, have limited or positive environmental impact and have the potential to yield a wide range of products in contrast to petroleum-based materials. Plants can be used in a variety of different industries and products including bioenergy, industrial oil and starch, fibre and dye, rubber and related compounds, insecticide and land rehabilitation. This title offers a comprehensive coverage of each of these uses.

Chapters discuss the identification of plant species with desired traits, their cultivation to obtain the needed raw materials, methods utilized in producing different finished products, current and future research in crop production and processing and the present state and future prospects for the industry. Providing the first systematic review of industrial crops and their uses, this book will be an important resource for students and researchers of crop science and agricultural policy makers.

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Author B P Singh
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 528 pp
ISBN 9781845936167
Publication date September 2010
Book Type Hardcover


Section I. General Introduction
1.Overview of Industrial Crops

Section II. Bioenergy
2: Bioenergy industry status and prospects
3: Ethanol from sugarcane
4: Ethanol from starch crops
5: Cellulosic biofuel
6: Biodisel from plant oils
7: Power generation by gasification and combustion

Section III. Industrial oil
8: Industrial oil types and uses
9: Current and prospective industrial oilseed crops
10: Research in industrial oilseed crops

Section IV. Industrial starch
11: Types of starch, uses and scope
12: Important starch crops
13: Research in industrial starch crops

Section V. Fibre and dye
14; Cotton production, fibre quality, and uses
15: Heavy duty textile crops and uses
16: Research in fibre improvement
17: Important dye plants, dying process and applications

Section VI. Rubber and related compounds
18: Natural rubber industry and rubber tree
19: Guayule and other promising rubber crops.
20: Wax, gum and resin

Section VII. Insecticide
21: Botanical insecticides, repellents, soaps, and oils
22: Insecticidal plants

Section VIII. Land rehabilitation
23: Principles of plant based remediation of contaminated soils
24: Phytoremedial crops and current research

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