318 pages | 100 B/W Illus.
The increasing importance of biomass as a renewable energy source has led to an acute need for reliable and detailed information on its assessment, consumption and supply. Responding to this need, and overcoming the lack of standardised measurement and accounting procedures, this best-selling handbook provides the reader with the skills to understand the biomass resource base, the tools to assess the resource, and explores the pros and cons of exploitation.
This new edition has been fully updated and revised with new chapters on sustainability methodologies. Topics covered include assessment methods for woody and herbaceous biomass, biomass supply and consumption, land use change, remote sensing techniques, food security, sustainability and certification as well as vital policy issues. The book includes international case studies on techniques from measuring tree volume to transporting biomass, which help to illustrate step-by-step methods. Technical appendices offer a glossary of terms, energy units and other valuable resource data.
1. Overview of Biomass Energy
Frank Rosillo-Calle and Jeremy Woods
2. General Introduction to the Basis of Biomass Assessment Methodology
Frank Rosillo-Calle, Peter de Groot, Vineet V. Chandra and Sarah L. Hemstock
3. Assessment Methods for Woody Biomass Supply
Frank Rosillo-Calle, Peter de Groot, Sarah L. Hemstock and Jeremy Woods
4. Non Woody Biomass and Secondary Fuels
Frank Rosillo-Calle, with contributions from Peter de Groot and Sarah L. Hemstock
5. The Assessment of Biomass Consumption
Sarah L. Hemstock and Ranjila Singh
6. Assessing Sustainability for Biomass Energy Production and Use
7. Land Use Assessment for Sustainable Biomass
Alexandre B. Strapasson, Lei Wang and Nicole Kalas
8. Remote Sensing for Mapping and Monitoring Vegetation Dynamics and Providing Biomass Production Estimates
Jansle Vieira Rocha and Rubens A.C. Lamparelli
9. Case Studies
With contributions from Frank Rosillo-Calle, Sarah L. Hemstock, Vineet V. Chandra and Teuleala Manuella-Morris
10. General Technical Appendices
This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to bioenergy, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It draws on biology, agronomy, ecology, environment and sustainability science and policy, engineering, economics and other social sciences, and includes textbooks, research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor (Hannah.Ferguson@tandf.co.uk).