15 April 2011

nova-Review: The Biobased Economy

Biofuels, Materials and Chemicals in the Post-oil Era

“The Biobased Economy” provides a framework for how policy and market players could and should drive the development of a biobased economy that is effective, sustainable, fair and cost efficient.

Starting with a state-of-the-art overview of major biobased technologies, including biorefinery and technologies for the production of biofuels, biogas, biomass feedstocks for chemistry and bioplastics, it discusses how different actor groups interact through policy and markets. Information from case studies is used to demonstrate how the potential of the biobased economy in different parts of the world can be realised using research, debate, policy and commercial development.

The single chapters are written by the editors and other renowned scientists from different fields. The result is an essential, well structured and very readable resource for all those working in or concerned with biobased industries, their policy or research.

Product details
Hans Langewald, Johan Sanders, Marieke Meeusen (ed; 2010): The Biobased Economy: Biofuels, Materials and Chemicals in the Post-oil Era. Earthscan Ltd., London, UK. 389 pages, 65 £. ISBN 978-1-844-07770-0.

Source: The Biobased Economy - Biofuels, Materials and Chemicals in the Post-oil Era, 2010.

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