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Abstract

This book presents the proceedings of the first meeting of contractors involved in the new biomass programme. It provides an overview of the Commission's future activity in this sector. Descriptions of the research programmes and preliminary results in the following specific areas were presented at this first contractors' meeting: -production of biomass for energy and improvement of productivity; -harvesting, transport, storage and drying of biomass; -conversion of biomass (ethanol fuels, basic studies on biological conversion, thermal conversion). More than 70 researchers attended the meeting; virtually all the most important research organizations in Europe, working on bioenergy technologies, are involved in the collaborative programme. Each of the 81 contractors (only two were absent) had the opportunity to briefly present an outline of his activities, including goals and possible milestones to be reached. At the end of the meeting there was a general discussion concerning the state of the art of the six particular fields of interest: production of biomass, improvement of productivity, harvesting, biological conversion, pyrolysis, gasification and synthesis gas. Short summaries, prepared by the respective chairmen, are included in this book.

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Authors: GRASSI G, CEC - BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);ZIBETTA H (EDITORS) CEC - BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC - BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: 467 P., 1987, ISBN 1-85166-026-7 WRITE TO ELSEVIER APPLIED SCIENCE PUBLISHERS LTD., CROWN HOUSE, LINTON ROAD, BARKING, ESSEX IG11 8JU (UK), PRICE: # 49
Record Number: 1989125070300 / Last updated on: 1987-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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