Bioenergy - Realizing the Potential

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Dr. Semida Silveira
Elsevier, Jul 14, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 300 pages
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Modern bioenergy has gained increased attention in the past decade. Not only does it provide an effective option for the provision of energy services from the technical point of view, but it is based on resources that can be utilized on a sustainable basis all around the globe. In addition, the benefits accrued go beyond energy provision, creating unique opportunities for regional development. Today, biomass is seen as one of the most promising renewable sources of modern energy services in the medium term. Know-how and experiences from different countries pave the way to further development of bioenergy systems.

Bioenergy: Realising the Potential integrates the key technical, policy and economic issues surrounding bioenergy projects in industrialised and developing countries, with a critical focus on four major topics:

• The biomass resource availability and potential
• The institutions and markets development
• Technical and economic enhancements
• Successful examples from Europe and developing countries
 

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Contents

Part II Managing Resources and Enhancing
59
Part III Promoting Bioenergy Utilization
111
Part IV Exploring Opportunities through the
167
Part V Meeting the Challenges and Making
221
Index
237
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Professor Semida Silveira is Professor in Energy Systems Planning. Her research work is focused on the global dimensions of energy systems change, and meeting global challenges such as climate change and development. Present focus of her research is on energy systems planning and policy, bioenergy, electrification and development.

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