This book is a guide designed to help Third World planners to orient planning procedures for bioenergy projects in the context of a rational economic development strategy. It describes the characteristics of a wide variety of bioenergy crops and the relationship of bioenergy to national planning.
1. Introduction 2. Potential Bioenergy Demand 3. Land Use 4. Bioenergy Crops 5. Environmental Impacts of Bioenergy Crops 6. Bioenergy Conversion Technologies 7. Environmental Impacts and Controls for Conversion Technologies 8. The Outlook for Costs and Financing and the Implications of Scale 9. Infrastructure, Marketing, and Distribution 10. Large-Scale Commercial and Nationalized Enterprises 11. Community-Managed Operations 12. Miscellaneous Organizational Strategies: Governments, Donors, Associations, Smallholders, Institutions 13. Bioenergy and National Planning 14. Bioenergy on a National Scale 15. Planning Procedures and Suggestions