Perspectives for large-scale exploitation of vegetal biomass
The value of vegetal biomass for the energy industry and the environment is analysed in the light of actual and potential technological possibilities. Biomass production, conversion and utilisation are discussed. The economic, technological and ecological limitations of its utilisation are reviewed. Two specific examples are presented: the sweet sorghum case, concerning the latest agronomical knowledge of this annual crop and new perspectives for its conversion and utilisation; and the technical details and strategic contents of an R&D contract for decentralised electricity production by C4 biomass crops.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13213 EN (1991) 32 pp., FS, ECU 5
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2233-9
Record Number: 199110252 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en