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Historical role of bioenergy
The current role of bioenergy
Biomass potential
Continuing difficulties with data/classification of bioenergy
Traditional versus modern applications of bioenergy
Technology options
The future for bioenergy
References and further reading
Problems in measuring biomass
The ten commandments of biomass assessment
General considerations when making a biomass assessment
Deciding about surveys
Biomass classification
Land use assessment
The importance of the agro-climatic zone
Woody and non-woody biomass
Assessment of accessibility
Estimating biomass flows
Stock and yield
Energy value of biomass
Future trends
Assessment Methods for Woody Biomass Supply
Requirements prior to an assessment of biomass supply
Biomass assessment methods for woody biomass
The main techniques/methods for measuring woody biomass
Agro-industrial plantations
Processed woody biomass
Non-woody Biomass and Secondary Fuels
Agricultural and agro-forestry residues as fuel
Processed residues
Animal wastes
Tertiary wastes
Herbaceous crops
Secondary fuels (liquid and gaseous)
Densified biomass: pellets and briquettes
Animal draught power
Future options
The Assessment of Biomass Consumption
Designing a biomass energy consumption survey
Implementing the survey
Analysing domestic consumption
Analysing village consumption patterns
Changing fuel consumption patterns
Projecting supply and demand
Current and projected energy production and waste in Tuvalu
Remote sensing techniques
Future directions
Case Studies
Case study 7.2Building a modern biomass energy market: The case of Austria
Case study 7.3Biogas as a renewable technology option for small islands
Case study 7.4Biodiesel from coconut and Jatropha
Case study 7.5The role of biomass in carbon storage and climate change
Glossary of Terms
Most Commonly Used Biomass Symbols
Energy Units: Basic Definitions
More on Heating Values and Moisture Contents of Biomass
Measuring Sugar and Ethanol Yields
Carbon Content of Fossil Fuels and Bioenergy Feedstocks
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