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Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy
A Global Challenge, Second Edition

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ISBN 9780429195907
Published December 21, 2006 by CRC Press
504 Pages

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Book Description

As energy demands continue to surge worldwide, the need for more efficient and environmentally neutral energy production also becomes increasingly apparent. Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy: A Global Challenge presents a well-rounded perspective on the development of bio-based feedstocks, biodegradable plastics, hydrogen energy, fuel

Table of Contents

Rationale, Drivers, Standards, and Technology for Biobased Materials. Biobased Key Molecules as Chemical Feedstocks. Industrial Chemistry with Nature-Based Bioprocesses. Catalytic Conversion of Carbohydrates to Oxygenates. Developments and Future Trends for Environmentally Degradable Plastics. Production of Plastics from Waste Derived from Agrofood Industry. On the Environmental Performance of Biobased Energy, Fuels, and Materials: A Comparative Analysis of Life-Cycle Assessment Studies. Hydrogen Production and Cleaning from Renewable Feedstock. Gasification of Biomass to Produce Hydrogen. Sustainable Biological Hydrogen Production. Hydrogen-Based Technologies for Mobile Applications. Efficiently Distributed Power Supply with Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells. Renewable Resources and Energy in the Asia Pacific Region. Development of Renewable Energy in Malaysia. Outlook on Catalytic Technologies for Sustainable Development: the Argentina Case. Marketing Photovoltaic Technologies in Developing Countries.

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