Systems Perspectives on Biorefineries 2013
Edited book, 2013
Replacing fossil fuels with biomass for the production of energy carriers, materials
and specialty chemicals is a challenge that now confronts humanity. In which
applications shall we use limited resources of biomass? How can biomass be
refined into the products we want? What are the consequences of demanding too
much? What is an optimal design of a biorefinery? Where should they be located?
What policy instruments are required to realise the biorefineries of the future?
There is not one final answer to these questions. However, different systems studies
can provide us with complementary pieces of the puzzle. These can be valuable
by themselves, or be brought together into a larger and more complex picture.
Systems Perspectives on Biorefineries 2013 is an updated edition of Systems
Perspectives on Biorefineries 2012 and contains twelve chapters that address different
topics related to the immensely important issue of how the world’s biomass
resources can, or should, be converted into the goods we need and desire. The
book is still far from complete, but it is a contribution and a start...