Industrial Crops and Uses
Edited by B Singh, Professor of Agronomy, Fort Valley State University, USA
The demand for plant-based industrial raw materials has increased as well as research into expanding the utility of plants for current and future uses. Plants are renewable, have limited or positive environmental impact and have the potential to yield a wide range of products in contrast to petroleum-based materials. Plants can be used in a variety of different industries and products including bioenergy, industrial oil and starch, fibre and dye, rubber and related compounds, insecticide and land rehabilitation. This title offers a comprehensive coverage of each of these uses. Chapters discuss the identification of plant species with desired traits, their cultivation to obtain the needed raw materials, methods utilized in producing different finished products, current and future research in crop production and processing and the present state and future prospects for the industry. Providing the first systematic review of industrial crops and their uses, this book will be an important resource for students and researchers of crop science and agricultural policy makers.
Researchers and students in crop science and agriculture.
Section I. GeneralChapter 1: Overview of Industrial Crops - Bharat P. Singh Section II. BioenergyChapter 2: Bioenergy Industry Status and Prospects - R. Roger Ruan and Paul ChenChapter 3: Heat and Power Generation by Gasification and Combustion - Ralph E.H. Sims Chapter 4: Ethanol from Sugar Crops - Gillian Eggleston, Thomas Tew, Lee Panella and Thomas KlassonChapter 5: Ethanol from Grain Crops - Renyong Zhao, Xiaorong Wu, Scott Bean, and Donghai WangChapter 6: Ethanol from Lignocellulosic Crops - Kazuhiro Takamizawa, William Anderson and Hari P. SinghChapter 7: Biodiesel from Oilseed Crops - Dev Shrestha and Jon Van Gerpen Section III. Industrial OilChapter 8: Industrial Oil Types and Uses - Lou HonaryChapter 9: Improvement of Industrial Oil Crops - Denis J MurphySection IV. Industrial StarchChapter 10: Starch Characterization, Variety and Application - Jay-lin Jane, Clodualdo C. Maningat and Rungtiwa WongsagonsupChapter 11: In Planta Modification of Starch Quantity and Quality- Sarita Jaiswal, Seedhabadee Ganeshan, Monica Båga and Ravindra N ChibbarSection V. Fibre and DyeChapter 12: Cotton Production, Processing, and Uses of Cotton Raw Material - B. Todd Campbell and Lori Hinze Chapter 13: Research in Cotton Fibre Improvement - Lorenzo Aleman and Randy D. AllenChapter 14: Bast Fibres: From Plants to Products - Jonathan Y. Chen and Frank Liu Chapter 15: Bast Fibre Processing and Uses - Holger Fischer and Jörg MüssigChapter 16: Plant Dyes - R. SivaSection VI. Rubber and Related CompoundsChapter 17: Rubber Tree and Natural rubber industry- Hari P. Singh and Bharat P. SinghChapter 18: Guayule: Culture, Breeding and Rubber Production - Dennis T. Ray, Michael A. Foster, Terry A. Coffelt and Colleen McMahanChapter 19: Gums, resins and waxes - Enrico Casadei and Ben ChikamaiSection VII. InsecticideChapter 20: Botanical insecticides, deterrents, repellents and oils - Murray B. Isman Section VIII. Land Rehabilitation Chapter 21- Principles of Plant-based Remediation of Contaminated Soils - Peter M. Kopittke, Enzo Lombi, Neal W. Menzies and Ravi NaiduChapter 22: Phytoremedial Crops and Current Research - Priya Padmanabhan and Shivendra V. Sahi
Singh <b>Dr. Bharat Singh</b> is a Professor of Agronomy and biofuel and carbon sequestration research leader at the Fort Valley State University. He is a Fulbright Scholar and Embassy Science Fellow. Dr. Singh has the distinction of serving as visiting professor in Africa, Asia and Europe. He has authored or co-authored over 150 articles and book chapters. His knowledge of agriculture and agriculture related industries in different parts of the world have been derived from the first hand experiences gained through travel of around 70 countries.
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