IB IN DEPTH—Special Section on Advances in Biomass Characterization Technology

Davison, B. H. (2012) IB IN DEPTH—Special Section on Advances in Biomass Characterization Technology. Industrial Biotechnology, 8 (4). pp. 189-190.

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A long-held, time-tested business adage is that you can’t manage what you can’t measure. The growing industries of biobased products and bioenergy both confirm and contradict this cliche´. On the one hand, mankind has been growing and utilizing biomass for fuels, energy, and products for thousands of years. We have been using biomass as a source of fibers, fuels, and products at an industrial scale for more than 100 years. One can argue that the biobased industries, which preceded the petroleumbased industries, were displaced largely due to stable, low costs of petroleum-based feedstocks and now are returning due to multiple drivers including cost, improved technologies, national security, and environmental sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomass, Biotechnology
Author Affiliation: BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Biotechnology
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2012 05:44
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2012 05:45
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ind.2012.1527
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/7411

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