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The Commission of the European Communities (Directorate-General Science, Research and Development - DG XII) has implemented a four year (1985-1988) non-nuclear energy R & D programme for the development of renewable energy sources and, in particular, biomass. This book presents the proceedings of the third meeting of contractors involved in the biomass programme. It provides an updated overview of the Commission's activity in this sector. Descriptions of the research programmes and results in the following specific areas were presented at this meeting: - production of biomass for energy and improvement of productivity; - harvesting, transport, storage and drying of biomass; - biochemical conversion of biomass (ethanol fuels, basic studies on biological conversion); and - thermochemical conversion of biomass (liquefaction, gasification, pyrolysis).

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Authors: GRASSI G, CEC, Bruxelles (BE);PIRRWITZ D, CEC, Bruxelles (BE);ZIBETTA H, CEC, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11813 EN (1989) 627 pp.
Availability: Available from Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-332-0
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