Strategic Planning for the Sustainable Production of Biofuels

Strategic Planning for the Sustainable Production of Biofuels
Author: José Maria Ponce-Ortega,José Ezequiel Santibañez-Aguilar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 0128181796
ISBN 13: 9780128181799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Strategic Planning for the Sustainable Production of Biofuels presents several optimization models for the design and planning of sustainable biorefinery supply chains, including issues surrounding the potential of biomass feedstocks in multiple harvesting sites, availability and seasonality of biomass resources, different potential geographical locations for processing plants that produce multiple products using diverse production technologies, economies of scale for production technologies, demands and prices of multiple products, locations of storage facilities, and a number of transportation modes. Sustainability considerations are incorporated into the proposed models by including simultaneous economic, environmental and social performance in the evaluation of the supply chain designs. Covers different optimization models for the strategic planning of biorefining systems Includes the GAMS and MATLAB codes for solving various problems Considers sustainability criteria in the presented models Presents different approaches for obtained trade-off solutions Provides general software that can be used for solving different problems

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future
Author: Jingzheng Ren,Antonio Scipioni,Alessandro Manzardo,Hanwei Liang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 0128155825
ISBN 13: 9780128155820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Multi-criteria Decision Making provides a comprehensive sustainability analysis of biofuels based on life cycle thinking and develops various multi-dimensional decision-making techniques for prioritizing biofuel production technologies. Taking a transversal approach, the book combines life cycle sustainability assessment, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing analysis, social life cycle assessment, sustainability metrics, triple bottom line, operations research methods, and supply chain design for investigating the critical factors and key enablers that influence the sustainable development of biofuel industry. This book will equip researchers and policymakers in the energy sector with the scientific methodology and metrics needed to develop strategies for viable sustainability transition. It will be a key resource for students, researchers and practitioners seeking to deepen their knowledge on energy planning and current and future trends of biofuel as an alternative fuel. Provides an innovative approach to promoting sustainable development in biofuel production by linking supply chain design and decision support with the life cycle perspective Features case studies and examples that illustrate the theory and methods developed Includes material on corporate social responsibility and economic analysis of biofuels that is highly useful to policy-makers and administrators in both government and enterprise sectors

Agricultural Program Audit

Agricultural Program Audit
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1119
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D035234283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Agriculture Rural Development Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2012

Agriculture  Rural Development  Food and Drug Administration  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2012
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D032486780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Production Consumption Systems

Sustainable Production Consumption Systems
Author: Louis Lebel,Sylvia Lorek,Rajesh Daniel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009-12-02
ISBN 10: 9789048130900
ISBN 13: 9048130905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Production Consumption Systems brings together a set of designed case studies intended to provide a more in-depth understanding of challenges and opportunities in bringing knowledge and actions closer together for the sustainable management of specific production and consumption systems. The case study approach enabled researchers to engage directly with some of the actors involved in the production, consumption or regulation of specific goods or services and other stakeholders affected by those processes. Such engagement was particularly worthwhile when it helped mobilize actors to pursue linking knowledge with action in ways that improve the prospects for sustainability.

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan
Author: Climate Change Technology Program (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112109148384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Renewable Fuel Standard

Renewable Fuel Standard
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-01-29
ISBN 10: 0309187516
ISBN 13: 9780309187510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the United States, we have come to depend on plentiful and inexpensive energy to support our economy and lifestyles. In recent years, many questions have been raised regarding the sustainability of our current pattern of high consumption of nonrenewable energy and its environmental consequences. Further, because the United States imports about 55 percent of the nation's consumption of crude oil, there are additional concerns about the security of supply. Hence, efforts are being made to find alternatives to our current pathway, including greater energy efficiency and use of energy sources that could lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions such as nuclear and renewable sources, including solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. The United States has a long history with biofuels and the nation is on a course charted to achieve a substantial increase in biofuels. Renewable Fuel Standard evaluates the economic and environmental consequences of increasing biofuels production as a result of Renewable Fuels Standard, as amended by EISA (RFS2). The report describes biofuels produced in 2010 and those projected to be produced and consumed by 2022, reviews model projections and other estimates of the relative impact on the prices of land, and discusses the potential environmental harm and benefits of biofuels production and the barriers to achieving the RFS2 consumption mandate. Policy makers, investors, leaders in the transportation sector, and others with concerns for the environment, economy, and energy security can rely on the recommendations provided in this report.

Energy Policies of IEA Countries

Energy Policies of IEA Countries
Author: International Energy Agency
Publsiher: OECD/IEA
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9789264109797
ISBN 13: 926410979X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This compilation by the International Energy Agencycontains a broad analysis of recent trends and an easily accessible overview of energy policy during the last 12 months.The broader overview section of the 2006 edition examines trends in energy markets, including an analysis of energy demand and supply, energy prices and energy related CO2 emissions. It highlights key policy trends across member and non-member countries on energy security, energy market reform, climate change mitigation, energy efficiency, renewables and energy R&D. The book contains a special chapter on energy efficiency, which compares the most successful efficiency policies of member countries on the basis of In-Depth Review findings of the past three years. It also presents the major findings of the "World Energy Outlook 2006, "key statistical information and brief summaries of major IEA publications released during the past year.

Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty

Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty
Author: Mir Saman Pishvaee,Shayan Mohseni,Samira Bairamzadeh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0128209003
ISBN 13: 9780128209004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty: Concepts and Quantitative Methods explores the design and optimization of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains for commercial-scale implementation of biofuel projects by considering the problems and challenges encountered in real supply chains. By offering a fresh approach and discussing a wide range of quantitative methods, the book enables researchers and practitioners to develop hybrid methods that integrate the advantages and features of two or more methods in one decision-making framework for the efficient optimization of biofuel supply chains, especially for complex supply chain models. Combining supply chain management and modeling techniques in a single volume, the book is beneficial for graduate students who no longer need to consult subject-specific books alongside mathematical modeling textbooks. The book consists of two main parts. The first part describes the key components of biofuel supply chains, including biomass production, harvesting, collection, storage, preprocessing, conversion, transportation, and distribution. It also provides a comprehensive review of the concepts, problems, and opportunities associated with biofuel supply chains, such as types and properties of the feedstocks and fuel products, decision-making levels, sustainability concepts, uncertainty analysis and risk management, as well as integration of biomass supply chain with other supply chains. The second part focuses on modeling and optimization of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains under uncertainty, using different quantitative methods to determine optimal design. Proposes a general multi-level framework for the optimal design and operation of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains through quantitative analysis and modeling, including different biomass and waste biomass feedstock, production pathways, technology options, transportation modes, and final products Explores how modeling and optimization tools can be utilized to address sustainability issues in biofuel supply chains by simultaneously assessing and identifying sustainable solutions Presents several case studies with different regional constraints to evaluate the practical applicability of different optimization methods and compares their performance in real-world situations Includes General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) codes for solving biomass supply chain optimization problems discussed in different chapters

Food and Fuel

Food and Fuel
Author: Marcos Fava Neves,Mairun Junqueira Alves Pinto,Marco Antonio Conejero,Vinicius Gustavo Trombin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2011-09-25
ISBN 10: 9086867219
ISBN 13: 9789086867219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is a contribution of the authors to the food - fuel debate. During 2007 and 2008 several factors led to the food inflation problem: growing population, income distribution, urbanization, biofuel, social programs, production scarcity etc.. Biofuel got most of the blame for food inflation but its responsibility was only limited. There are several possibilities of solving the food inflation problem that are discussed this book. It explores the example of Brazil’s agricultural sector, where a quiet revolution occurred in the last 15 years. This development is leading to Brazil becoming one of the largest food exporters globally. This position will strengthen as an additional 100 million hectares becomes available for crop development. The second part of the book explores the basics of the sugar cane chain. Sugar cane occupies less than 2% of Brazilian arable land and supplies 50% of Brazilian car fuel. In 2010 Brazil produced 53% of the world’s sugar. Sugar cane produces sugar, ethanol (used as car fuel), biogases that are used to co-generate electricity and other by-products. Biofuel is a booming industry. New technologies allow production of diesel and other fuels from cane. Sugar cane ethanol is the only renewable fuel that can currently compete with gasoline. Coca Cola just launched the plastic bottle with sugar cane plastic. This book helps us to understand Brazilian agribusiness and sugar cane economics from various perspectives e.g. international investments, sustainability, future trends and the strategic plan for the Brazilian industry.

Biofuel Co products as Livestock Feed

Biofuel Co products as Livestock Feed
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization
Publsiher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112110382204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This publication covers a wide array of co-products.

Environment Planning

Environment   Planning
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556039239785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Official SADC Trade Industry and Investment Review

Official SADC Trade  Industry  and Investment Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435080162597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable Energy and Bioproducts

Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable Energy and Bioproducts
Author: R. Praveen Kumar,Edgard Gnansounou,Jegannathan Kenthorai Raman,Gurunathan Baskar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN 10: 0128189975
ISBN 13: 9780128189979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The utilization of various types of biomass residue to produce products such as biofuels and biochemicals means biorefinery technology using biomass residues may become a one-stop solution to the increasing need for sustainable, non-fossil sources of energy and chemicals. Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable Energy and Bioproducts: Technology, Advances, Life Cycle Assessment and Economics focuses on the various biorefineries currently available and discusses their uses, challenges, and future developments. This book introduces the concept of integrated biorefinery systems, as well as their operation and feedstock sourcing. It explores the specificities, current developments, and potential end products of various types of residue, from industrial and municipal to agricultural and marine, as well as residue from food industries. Sustainability issues are discussed at length, including life cycle assessment, economics, and cost analysis of different biorefinery models. In addition, a number of global case studies examine successful experiences in different regions. This book is an ideal resource for researchers and practitioners in the field of bioenergy and waste management who are looking to learn about technologies involved in residue biorefinery systems, how to reduce their environmental impacts, and how to ensure their commercial viability. Explores a range of different biorefinery categories, such as industrial, agricultural, and marine biomass residues Includes a Life Cycle Assessment of biorefinery models, in addition to costs and market analysis. Features case studies from around the world and is written by an international team of authors

Proceedings of the 2006 National Seminar on Palm Oil Milling Refining Technology Quality and Environment

Proceedings of the 2006 National Seminar on Palm Oil Milling  Refining Technology  Quality  and Environment
Author: Ravi Menon,Ah Ngan Ma
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C098374669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Sustainable Renewable Natural Resources Management

Climate Change and Sustainable Renewable Natural Resources Management
Author: Forestry Association of Nigeria. Annual Conference
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 721
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028504947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biomass Energy and Biofuels from Oregon s Forests

Biomass Energy and Biofuels from Oregon s Forests
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00850665D
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy
Author: Namir Khan,Willem H. Vanderburg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053098961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This annotated bibliography introduces readers to preventive approaches for making the energy requirements of modern ways of life more sustainable. Since a society can neither create nor destroy energy, all energy is temporarily borrowed from the biosphere and returned to it in degraded form. The activities of a way of life of a society that involve energy flows may be represented as a network for which the biosphere acts as the ultimate source and sink. This network and therefore the energy basis for a modern life style will be sustainable when the biosphere can perform these roles indefinitely. The present bibliography regards the preventive approaches related to energy as a capital component of preventive approaches for improving the sustainability of contemporary civilization. This book, as well as the two companion volumes, Sustainable Production and Healthy Cities, is the result of a twelve-year research project carried out at the Center for Technology and Social Development at the University of Toronto. The research findings led to the development of a new conceptual framework and strategy aimed at converting technological and economic growth into development that would gradually become more sustainable.

Second and Third Generation of Feedstocks

Second and Third Generation of Feedstocks
Author: Angelo Basile,Francesco Dalena
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 654
Release: 2019-03-23
ISBN 10: 0081026560
ISBN 13: 9780081026564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Second and Third Generation of Feedstocks: The Evolution of Biofuels presents a critical analysis of both the applications and potential of bioenergy production from second and third generation feedstocks. The book illustrates different aspects of the processes used for the production of biofuels, dealing specifically with second and third generation feedstocks from biomass and algae. The pretreatment of feedstocks and optimization of various forms of bioenergy are considered, along with the economic aspects of the various processes. In the last few years, industrial research efforts have focused on low cost, large-scale processing for lignocellulosic feedstocks originating from agricultural residues and municipal wastes for bioenergy production. This book shares an insight into the recent developments taking place in this industry, exploring transformation processes as well as biomass and algae conversions. Reviews existing lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks and their sources Includes processes for the conversion of various feedstocks to biofuels Discusses current research findings on second and third generation feedstocks Describes processes involved in the transformation of algal biomass into biofuels

Implementing the Poznan Strategic and Long Term Programs on Techonology Transfer

Implementing the Poznan Strategic and Long Term Programs on Techonology Transfer
Author: Global Environment Facility
Publsiher: Global Environment Facility
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2012-11-15
ISBN 10: 1939339502
ISBN 13: 9781939339508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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