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Author Pan-American Congress on Plants and BioEnergy (1st : 2008 : Mérida, Mexico)

Title Plants and BioEnergy / Maureen C. McCann, Marcos S. Buckeridge, Nicholas C. Carpita, editors
Published New York : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (x, 289 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Advances in Plant Biology ; volume 4
Advances in plant biology ; v. 4
Contents Economics of Bioenergy -- The Prospects of First Generation Ethanol in Developing Countries / Patricia Guardabassi and José Goldemberg -- Can Energy Policy Drive Sustainable Land Use? Lessons from Biofuels Policy Development Over the Last Decade / Jeremy Woods and Nicole Kalas -- Advanced Biofuels: Economic Uncertainties, Policy Options, and Land Use Impacts / Wallace E. Tyner and Farzad Taheripour -- Algae Farming and Its Bio-Products / Gal Hochman and David Zilberman -- Biomass Biology -- Regional Gene Pools for Restoration, Conservation, and Genetic Improvement of Prairie Grasses / Andrew R. Jakubowski and Michael D. Casler -- Mining Genetic Diversity of Sorghum as a Bioenergy Feedstock / Cynthia M.B. Damasceno, Robert E. Schaffert and Ismail Dweikat -- Genetics, Genomics and Crop Modelling: Integrative Approaches to the Improvement of Biomass Willows / Angela Karp, Goetz M. Richter, Ian F. Shield and Steven J. Hanley -- Camelina: An Emerging Oilseed Platform for Advanced Biofuels and Bio-Based Materials / Umidjon Iskandarov, Hae Jin Kim and Edgar B. Cahoon -- Perspectives in Brazil of the Contribution of Palm Trees to Biodiesel Production / Janaina M. Meyer and Antonio Salatino -- Xylan Biosynthesis in Plants, Simply Complex / Ahmed Faik, Nan Jiang and Michael A. Held -- Towards Redesigning Cellulose Biosynthesis for Improved Bioenergy Feedstocks / Catherine Rayon, Anna T. Olek and Nicholas C. Carpita -- Biomass Processing -- Developing Novel Enzyme Repertoires for the Efficient Deconstruction of Plant Biomass Tailored for the Bioenergy Industry / Harry J. Gilbert -- Using Natural Plant Cell Wall Degradation Mechanisms to Improve Second Generation Bioethanol / Adriana Grandis, Amanda P. de Souza, Eveline Q.P. Tavares and Marcos S. Buckeridge -- Linking Plant Biology and Pretreatment: Understanding the Structure and Organization of the Plant Cell Wall and Interactions with Cellulosic Biofuel Production / Rebecca Garlock Ong, Shishir P.S. Chundawat, David B. Hodge, Sai Keskar and Bruce E. Dale -- Lignocellulosic Biorefineries: Concepts and Possibilities / Kenneth F. Reardon -- Catalytic Dehydration of Lignocellulosic Derived Xylose to Furfural / Basudeb Saha, Nathan S. Mosier and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar -- Catalytic Oxidation of Lignin for the Production of Low Molecular Weight Aromatics / Joseph J. Bozell
Part I. Economics of bioenergy -- part II. Biomass biology -- part III. Biomass processing
Summary A country's vision for developing renewable and sustainable energy resources is typically propelled by three important drivers - security, cost, and environmental impact. The U.S. currently accounts for a quarter of the world's total oil consumption, with domestic demands necessitating - at an ever growing cost - a net import of more than 50% of the oil used in this country. At the same time, Brazil, because of its forward thinking on energy strategy, is today energy independent. As emerging economies around the world increase their petroleum use by large margins and as large fractions of that new consumption are necessarily supplied from unstable parts of the world, the inevitable repercussions on petroleum-driven economies will continue to escalate. In addition, there is an unequivocal imperative to take immediate and aggressive measures to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing fossil fuel consumption and increasing our use of carbon-neutral or carbon-negative fuels as well as improving efficiency of fuel use. Economic growth and development worldwide depend increasingly on secure supplies of reliable, affordable, clean energy. Together with its counterpart societies, was convened the First Pan-American Congress on Plants and BioEnergy, which was held in June, 2008, in Merida, Mexico. Sponsored by the American Society of Plant Biologists, this congress was designed to initiate Pan-American research collaborations in energy biosciences. At that congress, the organizational committee committed themselves to continue the meeting biennially, resulting in the 2nd Pan-American Congress on Plants and BioEnergy to be held with the endorsement of ASPB, July 6-10, 2010, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Whereas the 1st congress covered a broad range of topics that bioenergy impacted, the second congress will focus more on the advances in plant biology: the genetic improvement of energy crop plants, their fit into regional environments, and the development of a sustainable energy agriculture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 25, 2013)
Subject Energy crops -- Congresses.
Biomass energy -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author McCann, Maureen C., editor
Buckeridge, Marcos Silveira, editor
Carpita, N. C. (Nicholas C.), editor
ISBN 9781461493297 (electronic bk.)
1461493293 (electronic bk.)