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The Assessment of Biomass Consumption

Hemstock, Sarah L. and Singh, Ranjila D. (2015) The Assessment of Biomass Consumption. In: The Biomass Assessment Handbook: Energy for a sustainable environment, 2nd Edition. Routledge, 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abington, Oxon OX144RN and 711 Third Avenue, New York, NW10017., 140-NA. ISBN 978-1-138-01965-2

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Abstract

The increasing importance of biomass as a renewable energy source has led to an acute need for reliable and detailed information on its assessment, consumption and supply. Responding to this need, and overcoming the lack of standardised measurement and accounting procedures, this best-selling handbook provides the reader with the skills to understand the biomass resource base, the tools to assess the resource, and explores the pros and cons of exploitation. This new edition has been fully updated and revised with new chapters on sustainability methodologies. Topics covered include assessment methods for woody and herbaceous biomass, biomass supply and consumption, land use change, remote sensing techniques, food security, sustainability and certification as well as vital policy issues. The book includes international case studies on techniques from measuring tree volume to transporting biomass, which help to illustrate step-by-step methods. Technical appendices offer a glossary of terms, energy units and other valuable resource data.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
Depositing User: Ranjila Singh
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2015 11:08
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 15:14
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8346
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