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Title Biomass : energy from plants and animals / Amanda de la Garza, book editor.

Publication Info. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2007]


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 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Young Adult  YA 333.95    Check Shelf
Description 120 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24cm.
Series Fueling the future
Fueling the future.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-113) and index.
Contents Foreword -- Introduction -- ch. 1. The development of biomass as an energy source -- 1. Fire : the first use of biomass / Norm Kidder -- 2. How biomass energy works / The Union of Concerned Scientists -- 3. The rise and fall of California's biomass industry / Gregory Morris -- ch. 2. Debates over biomass -- 1. Biomass should be used to produce transportation fuels / Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- 2. Biomass should not be used to produce transportation fuels / David Pimentel and Tad W. Patzek -- 3. Increasing the use of biofuels will lead to mass starvation / George Monbiot -- 4. Increasing the use of biofuels could eradicate hunger worldwide / United Nations Food and Agriculture Association -- 5. The use of biomass energy harms the environment / -- 6. The use of biomass energy benefits the environment / Natural Resources Defense Council -- ch. 3. The future of biomass energy -- 1. Biomass energy will reduce dependence on fossil fuel / Amory B. Lovins and E. Kyle Datta -- 2. Biofuels will benefit farmers / U.S. Department of Energy -- 3. Microbes could make ethanol production easier / Paul Elias -- 4. Burning landfill gas for energy can reduce global warming / Natural Resources Defense Council -- Facts about biomass -- Glossary -- Chronology-- For further reading -- Index -- Picture credits -- About the editor.
Summary Discussion of the possibilities and potentialites of biomass energy and the possible environmental advantages inherent in its use.
Subject Biomass energy.
Biomass energy industries -- Cost effectiveness.
Global warming -- Prevention.
Global warming.
Added Author De la Garza, Amanda.
ISBN 0737735864 lib. alkaline paper
9780737735864 lib. alkaline paper
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