Second Generation Biofuels and Biomass: Essential Guide for Investors, Scientists and Decision Makers

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2012 - Science - 272 pages
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This guide to investing in the bioenergy market covers the topic from both a scientific, economic and political perspective. It describes the increasing number of second generation biodiesel projects which are now emerging in anticipation of growing sustainability concerns by governments, and in response to market demands for improved process efficiencies and greater feedstock production yields.

The book also closely examines the science and technology involved in second generation biofuels and gives concrete examples, such as in the aviation industry. The result is an essential guide for scientists, investors, politicians and decision-makers in the energy sector.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
First and SecondGeneration Biofuels
Biofuels Feedstock Jatropha curcas
Other Biofuel Feedstocks
Cropping Methods
Socially Responsible Investing
Sustainability
Carbon Credits
Biofuels in Brazil
Biofuels and Biomass in Africa
Aviation and Carbon Credits
Biokerosene
Fermenting Fuels
Investment Opportunities
Jatropha Proiects Research and Joint Ventures
Glossary

Biofuels in Europe EU Policies
Biofuels in China

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About the author (2012)

Roland A. Jansen, from The Netherlands, holds a degree in Business Administration (lic.oec.HSG) from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Mr. Jansen is CEO of Mother Earth Investments AG (Switzerland) and Biomass Partners Ltd. in Hong Kong. Mother Earth Investments AG manages assets in natural resources for banks, private clients, pension funds and family offices. He publishes his research bi-monthly in the Mother Earth Commodity Analysis Report.
Biomass Partners in Hong Kong Ltd. trades second generation biofuels and biomass on behalf of mines, powerplants and refineries.
He is the author of ?Profits from Natural Resources?, John Wiley & Sons, New York, (1998).
Mr Jansen has appeared regularly on Bloomberg Television to give his views on commodity trends. He is also a regular guest speaker at conferences and universities around the world and serves as a honorary consul for The Netherlands in Liechtenstein.

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