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Abstract

The growing tree crops to produce biomass for energy and industry on short rotations of less than 15 years has been the subject of much research in Europe as well as in other parts of the world since the 1970s when the oil crisis stimulated the search for renewable energy sources. More recently, biomass forestry received a boost from the need to find alternative uses for land that is no longer required for food production, of which there are over 15 million ha in the European Community alone, much of it suitable for biomass forestry. "it Biomass Forestry in Europe: a Strategy for the Future/" summarises the results of what has been achieved in the European Community and makes recommendations on future policy, practice and research. Part I covers the general technical, economic, social and environmental aspects, while Part II deals with the subject country by country. The text is intended in the first place, for foresters, agriculturists and research workers directly concerned with growing crops for industry and energy, but the sections on future strategy are intended also for readers without technical knowledge, but with a concern for the policy aspects of land use and natural resources. The relevance of the issues and methods discussed are not confined to Europe.

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Authors: HUMMEL F C, FORESTRY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD., GUILDFORD (UK);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);PALZ W, FORESTRY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD., GUILDFORD (UK);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);GRASSI G FORESTRY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD., GUILDFORD (UK), FORESTRY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD., GUILDFORD (UK);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), FORESTRY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD., GUILDFORD (UK);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK, 600 PP., 1988, ISBN 1-85166-255-3, PUBL. BY: ELSEVIER APPLIED SCIENCE PUBLISHERS LTD., CROWN HOUSE, LINTON ROAD, BARKING, ESSEX IG11 8JU (UK), PRICE: UKL 65
Record Number: 1989126112900 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en