The 1st World Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy and Industry, held in Sevilla in June 2000, brought together for the first time the traditional European Conference on Biomass for Energy and Industry and the Biomass Conference of the Americas, thus creating the largest and most outstanding event in the worldwide biomass sector. The conference elaborated innovative global strategies, projects and efficient practice rules for energy and the environment at a key stage in the industry's development. New concepts and projects were highlighted to increase the social and political awareness for a change in worldwide resource consumption and to promote economically, socially and environmentally sustainable development for the next millennium. In 2 volumes, the Proceedings include some 470 papers essential to an understanding of current thinking, practice, research and global developments in the biomass sector - a vital reference source for researchers, manufacturers, and policy makers involved or interested in the use of biomass for energy and industry.
Volume I: Plenary Sessions: International Key Presentations on the Promotion of Bioenergy, Biofuels, Non-Energy Biomass Use, Commercial Aspects * Externalities of Biomass * Biomass Resources: Demonstration and Market * Feedstocks and Commercial Biofuels Production Technology * Biofuels Market in the Transport Sector * Biomass Market in the Heat and Electricity Sector * Volume II: Biomass Non-energy Products and Markets * Bio-energy Implementation: Measures and Policies * Biomass Production and Utilisation R&D * Workshop Summaries