Biofuel Cropping Systems
Carbon,Land and Food
Edited by Hans Langeveld, John Dixon
To Be Published February 1st 2014 by Routledge – 304 pages
Choosing appropriate practices and policies for biofuel production requires an understanding of how soils, climate, farm types, infrastructure, markets and social organisation affect the establishment and performance of these crops.
The book highlights land use dynamics, cultivation practices related to conversion and wider impacts. It explores how biofuel production chain development is steered by emerging technologies and management practices and how both can be influenced by effective policies designed to encourage sustainable biofuel production.
The book highlights major biofuel production chains including:
In each case the development, cropping systems and impacts are discussed, system dynamics are shown and lessons drawn for the way things could or should change.
Biofuel Cropping Systems is a vital resource for all those who want to understand the way biofuels are produced and how they impact other elements of society and especially how improvements can be made. It is a handbook for students, biofuel producers, researchers and policymakers in energy and agriculture.
Part One: Biofuels, Land and Carbon: An Introduction 1. General Introduction: Biofuels and their Role in Cropping Systems J.W.A. Langeveld, H. van Keulen, J. Dixon 2. Land Cover and Land UseJ.W.A. Langeveld 3.Input Use and Crop Production J.W.A. Langeveld, H. van Keulen and S. Delany 4. Assesing Greenhouse Gas Emissions J.W.A Langeveld 5. Land Rights, Legal Issues and Social Impacts of Biomass Production Th. Hilhorst Part Two: Biofuels in Practice: Crop Production Systems Around the Globe 6. Biofuel Production in Brazil J.W.A. Langeveld, P.F.M. Quist-Wessel 7. Biofuel Production in the USA J.W.A. Langeveld, P.F.M. Quist-Wessel, H. Croezen 8. Biofuel Production in the EU J.W.A. Langeveld, P.F.M. Quist-Wessel 9.Sugarbeet Ethanol in the EU K.W. Jaggard and Belinda Townsend 10. Oilpalm diesel in the Far East J.W.A. Langeveld, P.F.M. Quist-Wessel, H. Croezen 11. Biofuel Production in Southern Africa P.M.F. Quist-Wessel, J.W.A. Langeveld, M. van den Berg, W. Leonardo 12. Biofuel Production in China J.W.A. Langeveld, J. Dixon and H. van Keulen 13.Lignocellulosic CropsE. Maletta and M.V. Lasorella 14. Biomass production from Waste Agricultural Biomass P.F.M. Quist-Wessel and J.W.A. Langeveld 15.Impact on Land and Biomass Availability JWA Langeveld, J. Dixon, and H van Keulen 16: Outlook J.W.A. Langeveld, H. van Keulen and J. Dixon
Hans Langeveld holds a MSc in tropical agronomy. After a career of 20 years of research in public institutions he founded a private company for research on sustainable biomass (Biomass Research) in 2008. His major focus is on sustainable biomass production and its utilisation in biofuels and materials.
John Dixon is Senior Adviser, Cropping Systems and Economics and Regional Coordinator, South Asia and Africa at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) in Canberra, Australia.