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Introduction to Bioenergy (Hardcover) (Vaughn Nelson)
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This book covers numerous sources of energy, including solar energy (the original source), bioenergy (collected and converted energy from the sun), and the biomass resource (plants, crops, and forests). Different conversion processes are described for converting biomass to heat, power/electricity, and biofuels. The measurement (instrumentation) energy parameters, analysis of data, and prediction of energy production are also discussed as well as the economics of bioenergy. Institutional issues from local to national are discussed, along with environmental concerns, regulations, and incentives.