Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): J. E. Winandy; R. S. Williams; A. W. Rudie; R. J. Ross
    Date: 2008
    Source: Properties and performance of natural-fibre composites. Cambridge, England : Woodhead Publishing, Ltd. ; Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2008. Woodhead Publishing in materials: Pages [330]-355.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: View PDF  (429 KB)

    Description

    This chapter describes 'integrated biomass technologies', a systematic approach for maximizing value, performance, resource sustainability, and profitability in the agriculture and forest products industries. The fundamental principles of integrated biomass technologies provide a global roadmap to a bio-based economy based on the systematic use of many less-desirable lignocellulosic resources to produce liquid biofuels and chemical feedstocks, advanced biocomposites, and advanced structures. This switch in approach to meeting user needs will lead to a bio-based society using sustainable technologies rather than a society based on the use of nonrenewable, non-sustainable resources.

    Publication Notes

    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Winandy, J. E.; Williams, R. S.; Rudie, A. W.; Ross, R. J. 2008. Opportunities for using wood and biofibers for energy, chemical feedstocks, and structural applications. Properties and performance of natural-fibre composites. Cambridge, England : Woodhead Publishing, Ltd. ; Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2008. Woodhead Publishing in materials: Pages [330]-355.

    Keywords

    Value added, biomass conversion, feedstocks, forest products industry, energy conservation, renewable energy sources, renewable natural resources, utilization, biomass energy, biomass, fuelwood, alcohol, sustainable forestry, lignocellulose, building materials, integrated biomass technologies, biorefining, biomass fuel, wood as fuel, forest resources, ethanol, chemical utilization, economic aspects

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page