Responding to the need for reliable and detailed information on biomass consumption and supply and overcoming the lack of standardized measurement and accounting procedures, this handbook provides the skills to understand the biomass resource base and the tools to assess the resource and the pros and cons of exploitation. Topics covered include assessment methods for woody and herbaceous biomass, biomass supply and consumption, and remote sensing techniques. International case studies, ranging from techniques for measuring tree volume to transporting biomass, help to illustrate step-by-step methods and are based on fieldwork experience. A set of technical appendices offer a glossary of terms, energy units, and other valuable reference data.
The Biomass Assessment Handbook will be invaluable reading for energy consultants, agronomists, foresters, project developers, natural and social scientists, environmental policy analysts, and students interested in bioenergy and environmental studies.
The biomass assessment handbook: bioenergy for a sustainable environment / edited by Frank Rosillo-Calle ... [et al.] .2007 London; Sterling, VA: Earthscan, 2007.xxiii, 269 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.