Biomass Utilization by D. O. Hall (auth.), Wilfred A. Côté (eds.)

By D. O. Hall (auth.), Wilfred A. Côté (eds.)

This complaints quantity represents the end result of approximately 3 years of making plans, organizing and engaging in of a NATO advert­ vanced examine Institute on Biomass usage. the trouble used to be initi­ ated by way of Dr. Harry Sobel, then Editor of Biosources Digest, and a guidance committee representing the various disciplines that this box brings jointly. . while the economic and logistical information of the unique plan couldn't be labored out, the belief was once briefly suspended. within the spring of 1982, the Renewable fabrics Institute of the kingdom college of recent York on the university of Environmental technology and Forestry in Syracuse, manhattan revived the plan. a few variations needed to be made, together with the venue which was once replaced from the U.S.A. to Portugal. extra investment past the fundamental help supplied via the medical Affairs department of NATO needed to be bought. Ul timately there have been supplementary promises from the root for Microbiology and the Anne S. Richardson Fund to aid pupil individuals. the hot York country university of Forestry beginning, Inc. supplied significant aid during the Renewable Ma­ terials Institute. The ASI used to be held in Alcabideche, Portugal from September 26 to October nine, 1982. 80 individuals together with fifteen imperative academics have been assembled on the inn Sintra Estoril for this system that was once geared up as a entire direction on biomass usage. the most lectures have been supplemented by way of correct brief papers provided by means of the participants.

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Developed countries have been able to achieve substantial increases in the yields of biomass. This increase in yield has come at the price of additional energy and chemical inputs as shown in Tables 1 and 2 for rice and corn production. Not only have they been able to increase the yields per unit area but also the yield per worker as shown in Table 3. 4 billion. 7 percent or approximately 75 million persons per year (see Table 4). The growth rate has decrease since 1960 when it was about two percent.

1981. Handbook of Biosolar Resources. Vol. II Resource Materials. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. FOOD, CHEMICAL FEEDSTOCKS AND ENERGY FROM BIOMASS Roscoe F. A. INTRODUCTION The Oxford Conc ise Dic tionary (1976) de fines biomass as "the total quantity or weight of organisms. " The term biomass has been used during the last few years to refer to all materials of recent plant and animal origin. The definition of biomass can encompass oil, natural gas, tar sands and coal, but these materials are usually excluded.

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