Online citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.
Please confirm you are human
(Sign Up for free to never see this)
← Back to Search

Introduction To Bioenergy

C. Williams, A. Dahiya, Pam Porter
Published 2015 · Engineering

Save to my Library
Download PDF
Analyze on Scholarcy
Share
Abstract This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of bioenergy and its related issues. The geographic focus is North America (the United States, in particular), although much of the information presented is applicable to other regions and countries, with the exception of policy. The discussion is limited to energy products and feedstocks (e.g., wood, agricultural sources, waste/manure, advanced fuels, algae) that are currently considered feasible or plausibly will be in the near future because of the current momentum in technology, policy, and economic change. From this chapter, the reader will gain an appreciation of the scope of bioenergy, biomass supply, impacts, and related issues.
This paper references
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2010.08.036
Hope and skepticism: Farmer and local community views on the socio-economic benefits of agricultural bioenergy
A. M. Rossi (2011)
10.2134/2009.NORTHAMERICANAGROFORESTRY.2ED.C7
Alley Cropping Practices
H. E. Garrett (2015)
10.1016/J.ENVINT.2004.09.005
World crop residues production and implications of its use as a biofuel.
R. Lal (2005)
10.1111/J.1467-9523.2007.00446.X
Boundless biofuels? Between environmental sustainability and vulnerability.
A. Mol (2007)
10.1007/978-94-007-5110-1_24
Wastewater Treatment Integrated with Algae Production for Biofuel
A. Dahiya (2012)
10.2134/AGRONJ2007.0161
The Charcoal Vision: A Win–Win–Win Scenario for Simultaneously Producing Bioenergy, Permanently Sequestering Carbon, while Improving Soil and Water Quality
D. Laird (2008)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2005.02.008
Silviculture and biology of short-rotation woody crops in temperate regions: then and now.
D. Dickmann (2006)
10.1016/S0961-9534(03)00030-8
The development and current status of perennial rhizomatous grasses as energy crops in the US and Europe
I. Lewandowski (2003)
10.1016/J.ECOLIND.2012.10.014
Indicators for assessing socioeconomic sustainability of bioenergy systems: A short list of practical measures
V. Dale (2013)
10.1016/S0961-9534(02)00073-9
Biomass yield and quality of 20 switchgrass populations in southern Iowa, USA.
R. Lemus (2002)
10.2135/CROPSCI2006.12.0780
Latitudinal and Longitudinal Adaptation of Switchgrass Populations
M. Casler (2007)
10.1038/nature10452
Solutions for a cultivated planet
J. Foley (2011)
Towards Sustainable Production and Use of Resources: Assessing Biofuels
S. Bringezu (2009)
10.1126/SCIENCE.1129313
Adding Biofuels to the Invasive Species Fire?
S. Raghu (2006)
10.1007/s12155-008-9008-8
Second Generation Biofuels: High-Efficiency Microalgae for Biodiesel Production
P. Schenk (2008)
10.1126/science.1185383
Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People
H. Godfray (2010)
10.1146/ANNUREV.ENVIRON.041008.093740
Crop yield gaps: their importance, magnitudes, and causes.
D. Lobell (2009)
10.1016/S0961-9534(00)00092-1
Quality properties of pelletised sawdust, logging residues and bark
P. Lehtikangas (2001)
10.1016/J.PECS.2003.10.004
Combustion characteristics of different biomass fuels
A. Demirbas (2004)
10.1126/science.1177970
Beneficial Biofuels—The Food, Energy, and Environment Trilemma
D. Tilman (2009)
10.3390/SU5072874
Establishment of Alleycropped Hybrid Aspen "Crandon" in Central Iowa, USA: Effects of Topographic Position and Fertilizer Rate on Aboveground Biomass Production and Allocation
W. Headlee (2013)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2007.01.008
Key barriers for bioenergy in Europe: Economic conditions, know-how and institutional capacity, and supply chain co-ordination
K. Mccormick (2007)
10.2172/885984
Biomass as Feedstock for A Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply
R. D. Perlack (2005)
10.1002/BBB.97
Second‐generation biofuels and local bioenergy systems
B. Antízar-Ladislao (2008)
10.1016/J.COPBIO.2006.05.003
Plant genetic engineering to improve biomass characteristics for biofuels.
M. Sticklen (2006)
10.1016/J.BIOTECHADV.2007.02.001
Biodiesel from microalgae.
Y. Chisti (2007)
10.1016/j.biortech.2009.06.109
Scaling laws and technology development strategies for biorefineries and bioenergy plants.
M. Jack (2009)
10.1525/bio.2009.59.9.8
Bioenergy and Wildlife: Threats and Opportunities for Grassland Conservation
Joseph E. Fargione (2009)
10.1016/S0960-8524(01)00118-3
Energy production from biomass (Part 1): Overview of biomass.
P. McKendry (2002)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2010.09.008
Biofuels Bonanza?: Exploring community perceptions of the promises and perils of biofuels production
T. Selfa (2011)
10.1016/J.ECOLECON.2004.10.002
Update on the environmental and economic costs associated with alien-invasive species in the United States
D. Pimentel (2005)
Ethanol Reshapes the Corn Market
A. Baker (2007)
10.1016/J.AGEE.2009.11.001
Harvested perennial grasslands provide ecological benchmarks for agricultural sustainability.
J. D. Glover (2010)
10.1016/J.RSER.2013.06.013
Second generation biofuels and bioinvasions: An evaluation of invasive risks and policy responses in the United States and Canada
A. L. Smith (2013)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2003.10.005
A quantitative review comparing the yields of two candidate C4 perennial biomass crops in relation to nitrogen, temperature and water
E. Heaton (2004)
10.1021/ES800052W
The global potential of bioenergy on abandoned agriculture lands.
J. E. Campbell (2008)
10.1016/J.ENPOL.2004.12.017
A comparison of the environmental benefits of bagasse-derived electricity and fuel ethanol on a life-cycle basis
T. Botha (2006)
10.1073/pnas.1008475107
Bird communities in future bioenergy landscapes of the Upper Midwest
T. Meehan (2010)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2010.01.030
Switchgrass selection as a "model" bioenergy crop: A history of the process
L. L. Wright (2010)
10.2172/15003040
Look Back at the U.S. Department of Energy's Aquatic Species Program: Biodiesel from Algae; Close-Out Report
J. Sheehan (1998)
10.1002/BBB.39
Jatropha biodiesel fueling sustainability
W. Achten (2007)
10.2527/AF.2013-0010
From first- to third-generation biofuels: Challenges of producing a commodity from a biomass of increasing complexity
R. Lee (2013)
10.1126/science.1161525
Sustainable Biofuels Redux
G. P. Robertson (2008)
10.1021/es9011433
Impact of biofuel crop production on the formation of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.
C. Costello (2009)
10.1890/07-2094.1
Plant species composition and biofuel yields of conservation grasslands.
P. R. Adler (2009)
10.1016/J.RSER.2012.03.050
Biodiesel resources and production technologies – A review
B. Salvi (2012)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2006.04.003
Biomass feedstock production systems: economic and environmental benefits
M. Coleman (2006)
10.1023/A:1023625519092
Bioenergy Crop Production in the United States: Potential Quantities, Land Use Changes, and Economic Impacts on the Agricultural Sector
M. E. Walsh (2003)
10.3168/jds.2009-2549
Invited review: The use of distillers products in dairy cattle diets.
D. Schingoethe (2009)
10.1039/B604483M
Green chemistry and the biorefinery: a partnership for a sustainable future
J. Clark (2006)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2011.04.055
Potential ecological impacts of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) biofuel cultivation in the Central Great Plains, USA
J. Hartman (2011)
10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.06.015
Global greenhouse gas implications of land conversion to biofuel crop cultivation in arid and semi-arid lands - Lessons learned from Jatropha
Wouter Achten (2013)
10.1017/S1355770X0700397X
Fuelwood, forests and community management – evidence from household studies
P. Cooke (2008)
10.1016/S0961-9534(03)00062-X
Identifying the yield potential of Miscanthus x giganteus: an assessment of the spatial and temporal variability of M. x giganteus biomass productivity across England and Wales
L. Price (2004)
10.1126/science.1133306
Carbon-Negative Biofuels from Low-Input High-Diversity Grassland Biomass
D. Tilman (2006)
10.1016/S0961-9534(00)00032-5
Miscanthus : European experience with a novel energy crop
I. Lewandowski (2000)
10.2172/1023318
U.S. Billion-ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry
M. Downing (2011)
10.1890/09-0501.1
Interactions among bioenergy feedstock choices, landscape dynamics, and land use.
V. Dale (2011)
10.1007/s11627-009-9235-5
Short-rotation woody crops for bioenergy and biofuels applications
M. Hinchee (2009)
The 2008 Food Price Crisis: Rethinking Food Security Policies
Anuradha Mittal (2009)
10.1890/1540-9295(2004)002[0411:GFASAO]2.0.CO;2
Growing fuel: a sustainability assessment of willow biomass crops
T. Volk (2004)
10.1038/nature08017
Greenhouse-gas emission targets for limiting global warming to 2 °C
M. Meinshausen (2009)
10.1146/ANNUREV-ECOLSYS-102209-144720
The Ecological Impact of Biofuels
Joseph Fargione (2010)
10.1016/J.APENERGY.2009.05.028
Bio-methanol potential in Indonesia: Forest biomass as a source of bio-energy that reduces carbon emissions
A. Suntana (2009)
10.1016/S0973-0826(08)60503-7
Emerging international bio-energy markets and opportunities for socio-economic development
André Faaij (2006)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2004.08.002
Socio-economic drivers in implementing bioenergy projects
J. Domac (2005)
10.1016/J.ENPOL.2012.12.036
Why large-scale bioenergy production on marginal land is unfeasible: A conceptual partial equilibrium analysis
David Bryngelsson (2013)
10.1007/S11027-006-7304-1
CO2 Mitigation and Renewable Oil from Photosynthetic Microbes: A New Appraisal
M. Huntley (2007)
10.5958/J.0976-3015.1.1.012
A Greener Solution for Darker Side of Biodiesel: Utilization of Crude Glycerol in 1,3-Propanediol Production
Pinki Anand (2010)
10.1016/j.biortech.2009.05.069
Bioenergy from permanent grassland--a review: 2. Combustion.
A. Prochnow (2009)
10.1002/BBB.239
Biomass logistics as a determinant of second-generation biofuel facility scale, location and technology selection
J. D. Stephen (2010)
10.1016/J.RSER.2012.01.003
A comprehensive review on biodiesel as an alternative energy resource and its characteristics
A. E. Atabani (2012)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2008.10.008
Energy production from grassland – Assessing the sustainability of different process chains under German conditions
C. Rösch (2009)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2009.09.003
Bioenergy plantations or long-term carbon sinks? - A model based analysis.
F. Hedenus (2009)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2010.08.029
Assessing the invasive potential of biofuel species proposed for Florida and the United States using the Australian Weed Risk Assessment.
D. Gordon (2011)
10.3390/ijms9081361
Energy Product Options for Eucalyptus Species Grown as Short Rotation Woody Crops
D. Rockwood (2008)
10.1890/11-1516.1
Gene flow matters in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), a potential widespread biofuel feedstock.
Charles Kwit (2012)
10.1002/BBB.1418
Developments in crops and management systems to improve lignocellulosic feedstock production
B. Coulman (2013)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2010.07.031
Local ownership of ethanol plants: What are the effects on communities?
Carmen Bain (2011)
10.1111/j.1523-1739.2007.00879.x
Biofuels and biodiversity: principles for creating better policies for biofuel production.
M. Groom (2008)
10.1016/J.FBP.2009.06.007
Valorisation of Jatropha curcas L. plant parts : Nut shell conversion to fast pyrolysis oil
Robbert M. Manurung (2009)
10.1016/J.ENPOL.2007.08.036
Developing a sustainability framework for the assessment of bioenergy systems
L. Elghali (2007)
10.1016/J.AGRFORMET.2013.07.015
From set-aside grassland to annual and perennial cellulosic biofuel crops: Effects of land use change on carbon balance
Terenzio Zenone (2013)
10.1016/J.ENPOL.2004.09.001
Conditions for the sustainability of biomass based fuel use
L. Reijnders (2006)
10.1016/J.ENERGY.2011.09.019
Global food supply and the impacts of increased use of biofuels
S. Nonhebel (2012)
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.12.073
Better by design: rethinking interventions for better environmental regulation.
C. M. Taylor (2013)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2003.08.002
Global potential bioethanol production from wasted crops and crop residues
S. Kim (2004)
10.1016/J.RSER.2009.10.001
A visionary and conceptual macroalgae-based third-generation bioethanol (TGB) biorefinery in Sabah, Malaysia as an underlay for renewable and sustainable development
Chun Sheng Goh (2010)
10.25165/IJABE.V2I3.168
Overview of biomass pretreatment for cellulosic ethanol production.
Y. Zheng (2009)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2011.01.030
Impact of biofuel production and other supply and demand factors on food price increases in 2008
S. Mueller (2011)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2010.11.029
Spatial scale and social impacts of biofuel production
D. V. D. Horst (2011)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2004.05.006
Development of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) as a bioenergy feedstock in the United States.
S. Mclaughlin (2005)
10.1016/J.INDCROP.2008.02.009
Growth, yield and mineral content of Miscanthus × giganteus grown as a biofuel for 14 successive harvests
D. Christian (2008)
10.1007/BF02229143
Ethanol fuels: Energy security, economics, and the environment
D. Pimentel (1991)
10.1016/J.RSER.2012.12.058
Biodiesel production in Brazil and alternative biomass feedstocks
J. C. Bergmann (2013)
10.14359/6991
Fly Ash for Use in Concrete - A Critical Review
E. E. Berry (1980)
Risk in agriculture
D. Holden (1991)
10.13031/2013.29874
A Technical Review on Biomass Processing: Densification, Preprocessing, Modeling and Optimization
J. Tumuluru (2010)
10.1016/J.FCR.2006.11.009
Spatial variability of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) yield as related to soil parameters in a small field
N. Virgilio (2007)
10.34051/P/2020.21
Biofueling rural development: making the case for linking biofuel production to rural revitalization
J. Kleinschmidt (2007)
10.1016/J.BIOMBIOE.2005.10.008
Switchgrass production for the upper southeastern USA: Influence of cultivar and cutting frequency on biomass yields
J. Fike (2006)
10.1111/J.1365-2486.2008.01662.X
Meeting US biofuel goals with less land: the potential of Miscanthus
E. Heaton (2008)
10.1080/07352680500316433
The Biology and Agronomy of Switchgrass for Biofuels
D. Parrish (2005)
10.3390/ijms9050768
Perennial Forages as Second Generation Bioenergy Crops
M. Sanderson (2008)



This paper is referenced by
10.3303/CET1870209
Kinetic Study of Spiny Retamo (Ulex Eurioaeus L.) Waste Oxidative Pyrolysis
J. Saldarriaga (2018)
10.1016/B978-1-78242-366-9.00013-7
Grass crop supply chains
C. L. Williams (2016)
Characterization and development of a method to quantify biodiesel obtained from renewable resources
P. Acosta (2017)
10.1088/1755-1315/443/1/012075
Potential of beef and biogas from integration of beef cattle-oil palm in Indonesia
F. R. Silalahi (2020)
10.1051/e3sconf/202018101008
Advances of a pilot study on gasification of Saccharum Spontaneum to produce electricity in Panama
O. Aguilar (2020)
10.1016/J.CATTOD.2017.09.034
Fermentation, thermochemical and catalytic processes in the transformation of biomass through efficient biorefineries
C. A. C. Alzate (2018)
10.21674/2448-0479.21.79-100
Biorefinery of lignocellulosic biopolymers
Bruna Steil Boneberg (2016)
10.1016/J.APPLTHERMALENG.2017.10.107
Three-dimensional numerical simulation of the co-combustion of oil shale retorting solid waste with cornstalk particles in a circulating fluidized bed reactor
H. Liu (2018)
10.1016/J.RSER.2017.02.068
Biodiversity impacts of bioenergy production: Microalgae vs. first generation biofuels
Diego F. Correa (2017)
10.2298/TSCI160524130T
Kinetic study of the pyrolysis and gasification of rosa multiflora and miscanthus giganteus biomasses via thermogravimetric analysis
O. Tursunov (2017)
10.1016/J.JCLEPRO.2019.05.177
Life cycle assessment of biodiesel production from solaris seed tobacco
Fernando Sansone De Carvalho (2019)
Avances en el modelado de la combustión de biomasa en spouted bed cónico
Saldarriaga Elorza (2015)
10.1016/J.APENERGY.2015.09.065
Three-dimensional full-loop simulation of a dual fluidized-bed biomass gasifier
Hui Liu (2015)
10.1016/J.MCAT.2020.111207
Recent advancement in deoxygenation of fatty acids via homogeneous catalysis for biofuel production
Mojtaba Tabandeh (2020)
10.1109/iestec46403.2019.00-75
Wild Sugarcane (Saccharum Spontaneum) Invasive Herbaceous Species as a Potential Energy Resource in Panama
Daniel Navarro Alaín (2019)
10.1016/J.JCLEPRO.2018.06.072
Sustainability index assessment of palm oil-based bioenergy in Indonesia
P. Papilo (2018)
Semantic Scholar Logo Some data provided by SemanticScholar