Sugarcane: Agricultural Production, Bioenergy And Ethanol by Fernando SantosSugarcane: Agricultural Production, Bioenergy And Ethanol by Fernando Santos

Sugarcane: Agricultural Production, Bioenergy And Ethanol

byFernando SantosEditorAluízio Bor, Celso Caldas

Paperback | May 21, 2015

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Sugarcane: Agricultural Production, Bioenergy and Ethanolexplores this vital source for "green" biofuel from the breeding and care of the plant all the way through to its effective and efficient transformation into bioenergy.

The book explores sugarcane's 40 year history as a fuel for cars, along with its impressive leaps in production and productivity that have created a robust global market. In addition, new prospects for the future are discussed as promising applications in agroenergy, whether for biofuels or bioelectricity, or for bagasse pellets as an alternative to firewood for home heating purposes are explored.

Experts from around the world address these topics in this timely book as global warming continues to represent a major concern for both crop and green energy production.



  • Focuses on sugarcane production and processing for bioenergy
  • Provides a holistic approach to sugarcane's potential from the successful growth and harvest of the plant to the end-use product
  • Presents important information for "green energy" options

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Title:Sugarcane: Agricultural Production, Bioenergy And EthanolFormat:PaperbackDimensions:492 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 21, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128022396

ISBN - 13:9780128022399

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Table of Contents

  1. Agricultural Planning
  2. Physiology
  3. Planting
  4. Nutrition and Fertilization
  5. Management of Pests and Nematodes
  6. Disease Management
  7. Weed Management
  8. Irrigation Management
  9. Precision Agriculture and Remote Sensing
  10. Stalk Harvesting System
  11. Breeding Program and Cultivar Recommendations
  12. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  13. Quality Control in Sugar and Ethanol Industries
  14. Sugar Production Process
  15. Ethanolic Fermentation
  16. Distillation
  17. Industrial Waste Recovery
  18. Sugarcane Bioenergy
  19. Remuneration System of Sugarcane
  20. Theoretical Background of Sugarcane/Ethanol Analyses
  21. Managing Costs of Production and Processing