Industrial Crops and Uses

Industrial Crops and Uses

By: Bharat Singh (editor), Isman Isman (contributor), Daniel Geller (contributor), Randy Allen (contributor), Honary Honary (contributor), Enrico Casadei (contributor), Harbans Bhardwaj (contributor), Louise Estabrook (contributor), Benjamin Campbell (contributor)Hardback

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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.

About Author

Denis Murphy received a D Phil in plant biochemistry from the University of York, UK in 1977. He went on to research and teach at universities in Australia, USA, Germany and the UK. He spent ten years as Head of Oil Crops Research at the John Innes Centre, Norwich and is currently Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Glamorgan in Wales, UK. He is an advisor and consultant on various aspects of agriculture and biotechnology to a range of international bodies including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the European Commission. He frequently participates in public debates on scientific issues such as food security, biofuels, and modern biotechnology. He has authored more than 280 peer reviewed research articles, and his recent books include: Plant Breeding and Biotechnology and People, Plants, and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity, both published in 2007.


Section I: General Chapter 1: Overview of Industrial Crops - Bharat P. Singh Section II: Bioenergy Chapter 2: Bioenergy Industry Status and Prospects - R. Roger Ruan and Paul Chen Chapter 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 Klasson Chapter 5: Ethanol from Grain Crops - Renyong Zhao, Xiaorong Wu, Scott Bean, and Donghai Wang Chapter 6: Ethanol from Lignocellulosic Crops - Kazuhiro Takamizawa, William Anderson and Hari P. Singh Chapter 7: Biodiesel from Oilseed Crops - Dev Shrestha and Jon Van Gerpen Section III: Industrial Oil Chapter 8: Industrial Oil Types and Uses - Lou Honary Chapter 9: Improvement of Industrial Oil Crops - Denis J Murphy Section IV: Industrial Starch Chapter 10: Starch Characterization, Variety and Application - Jay-lin Jane, Clodualdo C. Maningat and Rungtiwa Wongsagonsup Chapter 11: In Planta Modification of Starch Quantity and Quality- Sarita Jaiswal, Seedhabadee Ganeshan, Monica Baga and Ravindra N Chibbar Section V: Fibre and Dye Chapter 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. Allen Chapter 14: Bast Fibres: From Plants to Products - Jonathan Y. Chen and Frank Liu Chapter 15: Bast Fibre Processing and Uses - Holger Fischer and Joerg Mussig Chapter 16: Plant Dyes - R. Siva Section VI: Rubber and Related Compounds Chapter 17: Rubber Tree and Natural rubber industry- Hari P. Singh and Bharat P. Singh Chapter 18: Guayule: Culture, Breeding and Rubber Production - Dennis T. Ray, Michael A. Foster, Terry A. Coffelt and Colleen McMahan Chapter 19: Gums, resins and waxes - Enrico Casadei and Ben Chikamai Section VII: Insecticide Chapter 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 Naidu Chapter 22: Phytoremedial Crops and Current Research - Priya Padmanabhan and Shivendra V. Sahi

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  • ISBN13: 9781845936167
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9781845936167
  • weight: 1340
  • ISBN10: 1845936167

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