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Title: Biomass Conversion


Biomass constitutes all the plant matter found on our planet, and is produced directly by photosynthesis, the fundamental engine of life on earth. It is the photosynthetic capability of plants to utilize carbon dioxide from the atmosphere that leads to its designation as a 'carbon neutral' fuel, meaning that it does not introduce new carbon into the atmosphere. This article discusses the life cycle assessments of biomass use and the magnitude of energy captured by photosynthesis in the form of biomass on the planet to appraise approaches to tap this energy to meet the ever-growing demand for energy.

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09 BIOMASS FUELS; biomass; pretreatment; cellulase; hemicellulase; cellulose; lignin; hemicellulose; biofuel; bioproduct; biopower; plant cell wall; pyrolysis; gasification; syngas

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Decker, Steve, Brunecky, Roman, Lin, Chien-Yuan, Amore, Antonella, Wei, Hui, Chen, Xiaowen, Tucker, Melvin P, Czernik, Stefan, Sluiter, Amie D, Zhang, Min, Magrini, Kimberly A, Himmel, Michael E, Sheehan, John, Dayton, David C., Bozell, Joseph J., Adney, William S., Aden, Andy, Hames, Bonnie, Thomas, Steven R., and Bain, Richard L. Biomass Conversion. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52287-6_6.
Decker, Steve, Brunecky, Roman, Lin, Chien-Yuan, Amore, Antonella, Wei, Hui, Chen, Xiaowen, Tucker, Melvin P, Czernik, Stefan, Sluiter, Amie D, Zhang, Min, Magrini, Kimberly A, Himmel, Michael E, Sheehan, John, Dayton, David C., Bozell, Joseph J., Adney, William S., Aden, Andy, Hames, Bonnie, Thomas, Steven R., & Bain, Richard L. Biomass Conversion. United States. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52287-6_6.
Decker, Steve, Brunecky, Roman, Lin, Chien-Yuan, Amore, Antonella, Wei, Hui, Chen, Xiaowen, Tucker, Melvin P, Czernik, Stefan, Sluiter, Amie D, Zhang, Min, Magrini, Kimberly A, Himmel, Michael E, Sheehan, John, Dayton, David C., Bozell, Joseph J., Adney, William S., Aden, Andy, Hames, Bonnie, Thomas, Steven R., and Bain, Richard L. Wed . "Biomass Conversion". United States. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52287-6_6.
title = {Biomass Conversion},
author = {Decker, Steve and Brunecky, Roman and Lin, Chien-Yuan and Amore, Antonella and Wei, Hui and Chen, Xiaowen and Tucker, Melvin P and Czernik, Stefan and Sluiter, Amie D and Zhang, Min and Magrini, Kimberly A and Himmel, Michael E and Sheehan, John and Dayton, David C. and Bozell, Joseph J. and Adney, William S. and Aden, Andy and Hames, Bonnie and Thomas, Steven R. and Bain, Richard L.},
abstractNote = {Biomass constitutes all the plant matter found on our planet, and is produced directly by photosynthesis, the fundamental engine of life on earth. It is the photosynthetic capability of plants to utilize carbon dioxide from the atmosphere that leads to its designation as a 'carbon neutral' fuel, meaning that it does not introduce new carbon into the atmosphere. This article discusses the life cycle assessments of biomass use and the magnitude of energy captured by photosynthesis in the form of biomass on the planet to appraise approaches to tap this energy to meet the ever-growing demand for energy.},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-52287-6_6},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {8}

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