This book shows in detail that environmental consequences of very large increases in biomass utilization could be serious, if they were carried out without proper management. It provides knowledge of adverse and beneficial effects that bioenergy systems have on the environment to energy planners.
Part I: The Fuels 1. Bioenergy and the environment—the challenge 2. Traditional fuels 3. Modem wood fuels 4. Use of agricultural residues as fuel 5. Liquid fuels 6. Biogas 7. Producer gas 8. The modern combustion of dry biomass Part II: Effects on the Environment 9. Land-use impacts 10. Air pollution 11. Water 12. Health effects in developing countries 13. Health effects in developed countries 14. Socioeconomic aspects