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Biofuel Crops: Production, Physiology and Genetics

By: Bharat P Singh(Editor)

525 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Apr 2013 | #199704 | ISBN-13: 9781845938857
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NHBS Price: £130.00 $165/€148 approx

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Providing comprehensive coverage on biofuel crop production and the technological, environmental and resource issues associated with a sustainable biofuel industry, Biofuel Crops: Production, Physiology and Genetics is ideal for researchers and industry personnel. Beginning with an introduction to biofuels and the challenges they face, Biofuel Crops: Production, Physiology and Genetics then includes detailed coverage on crops of current importance or with high future prospects, including sections on algae, sugar crops and grass, oil and forestry species. The chapters focus on the genetics, breeding, cultivation, harvesting and handling of each crop.


1. Biofuels in History
2. Status, Innovations and Challenges of Next Generation Biofuel Technologies
3. Microalgae Taxonomy and Breeding
4. Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics of Microalgal Growth and Lipid Production
5. Cultivation of Microalgae for Biofuel Production
6. Physiology and Genetics of Biofuel Crop Yield
7. Deconstructing Plant Biomass: Cell Wall Structure and Novel Manipulation Strategies
8. Sugarcane and Energycane
9. Sweet Sorghum - Genetics, Breeding and Commercialization
10. Switchgrass
11. Miscanthus species
12. Arundo donax
13. Elephant Grass (Pennisetum purpureum)
14. Bast and Leaf Fibre Crops(Kenaf, Hemp, Jute and Agave)
15. Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.)
16. Oilseed Brassicas
17. Camelina (Camelina sativa)
18. Oil Palm
19. Willow
20. Pines
21. Eucalyptus and Bamboo
22. Phytoremediation trees for biofuel
23. Lignocellulosic Feedstock Preparation by Size Reduction and Pretreatment

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Dr. Bharat Singh is a Professor of Agronomy and biofuel and carbon sequestration research leader at the Fort Valley State University. He is a Fulbright Scholar and Embassy Science Fellow. Dr. Singh has the distinction of serving as visiting professor in Africa, Asia and Europe. He has authored or co-authored over 150 articles and book chapters. His knowledge of agriculture and agriculture related industries in different parts of the world have been derived from the first hand experiences gained through travel of around 70 countries.

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