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Title: Bioenergy Special Issue: International Conference on Bioenergy Technologies and Joint Symposium with AIChE Forest Products Division, Nanjing, China, October 2012

Source: Bioenerg Res. (2013) Volume 6, Number 1127, 2013.

Author(s)Zhu, J.Y.; Yuan, Z.-H.; Jiang, J.C.

Publication Year: 2013  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4709-1B

Abstract: Lignocellulosic biomass, such as agriculture residue, historically has been an energy source in many rural areas. This is especially true in China, where not many years ago rural families relied on rice and wheat straw or corn stover as energy sources for cooking. Agriculture residue has also been used for biogas production in China for several decades, and combustion and gasification of municipal waste have also been a source of energy. Rapid economic development in the past two decades has raised concerns over energy supply and the environmental impact of fossil fuel, which has led the Chinese government to invest heavily in research and development for bioenergy production from lignocellulloses. Since 1990, total investment has been more than 1 billion RMB. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) established the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) with an initial investment of US $50 million. The QIBEBT focuses on biomass energy research and technical explorations, complementing the bioenergy research efforts at the Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion of CAS, which focuses on process engineering. The QIBEBT has recently expanded to a second phase with more investments. This special issue is based on selected papers presented at the 2012 International Conference on Bioenergy Technologies and Joint Symposium with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Forest Products Division held in Nanjing, China The biannual conference sponsored by the Biomass Energy Technical Committee of China Renewable Energy Society is one of the largest showcases of bioenergy research and development in China Co-sponsorship by the Forest Products Division of AIChE enhanced participation in the conference.

Keywords: bioenergy; fossil fuel

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 35 kb(s)

Date posted: 12/17/2013
RITS Product ID: 66935
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Zhu, JunYong
Research General Engineer

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