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Bioenergy for development : technical and environmental dimensions. Environment and Energy Paper.




THE POTENTIAL FOR ENERGY FROM BIOMASS. Theoretical optimum productivity. Factors limiting growth. Potential global productivities. Present land use and availability. Land availability. Carbon balances and fossil-fuel substitution. RURAL ENERGY INDUSTRY: ITS ROLE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Industrial uses of biomass. Charcoal. Ethanol. Heat. Combined heat and power (CHP). Electricity. Employment potential. BIOENERGY CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES. Dierct combustion processes. Thermochemical processes. Biochemical processes. ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS. Health. Global warming. Environmental benefits of correctly managed biofuel production. Biodiversity. Soil-carbon cycles. POLICY, SOCIO-ECONOMICS AND INSTITUTIONS. Internalisation of externalities. Regulations. Institutions. Policy options at the country level.

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Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía. Secretaría de Planificación del Sub-Sector Energía - Centro de Información de Energía y Ambiente, CIENA

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