Biomass currently accounts for about fifteen per cent of global primary energy consumption and is playing an increasingly important role in the face of climate change, energy and food security concerns.

Handbook of Bioenergy Crops is a unique reference and guide, with extensive coverage of more than eighty of the main bioenergy crop species. For each it gives a brief description, outlines the ecological requirements, methods of propagation, crop management, rotation and production, harvesting, handling and storage, processing and utilization, then finishes with selected references. This is accompanied by detailed guides to biomass accumulation, harvesting, transportation and storage, as well as conversion technologies for biofuels and an examination of the environmental impact and economic and social dimensions, including prospects for renewable energy. This is an indispensable resource for all those involved in biomass production, utilization and research.

part |2 pages


chapter 10|304 pages

Energy Crops Guide

part |2 pages


chapter 11|18 pages

Ethanol Crops 401

chapter 12|6 pages

Oil Crops

chapter 13|10 pages

Biogas from Crops

chapter 14|4 pages

Hydrogen and Methanol Crops

chapter 15|52 pages

Underutilized and Unexploited Crops