Search for dissertations about: "Agricultural residues"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 85 swedish dissertations containing the words Agricultural residues.

  1. 1. Process development for platform chemical production from agricultural and forestry residues

    Author : David Nickel; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; multi-scale variability analysis; logging residues; ethanol; lactic acid; preadaptation; pretreatment; lignocellulose; Biorefinery; platform chemicals; multi-feed SSCF; mixed feedstocks;

    Abstract : As part of a bio-based economy, biorefineries are envisaged to sustainably produce platform chemicals via biochemical conversion of agricultural and forestry residues. However, supply risks, the recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass, and inhibitor formation during pre­treatment impair the economic feasibility of such biorefineries. READ MORE

  2. 2. Bioenergy from Swedish forests : A Study of extraction methods, quality and effects for forest owners

    Author : Daniel Nilsson; Johan Bergh; Peter Lerman; Gudmund Vollbrecht; Nasko Terziew; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; logging residues; forest fuels; moisture content; needles; nutrients; moisture content measurements; Norway spruce; dry-stacking; fresh-stacking; Forestry and Wood Technology; Skog och träteknik;

    Abstract : The forest constitutes a very important element of renewable natural resources and makes a significant contribution to the Swedish bioeconomy. Biofuels are Sweden’s largest source of energy; of all the energy we use, 32% comes from biofuels, and of this approximately 85% comes from the forest and the forestry sector. READ MORE

  3. 3. Biogas production from lignocellulosic agricultural residues : microbial approaches for enhanced efficiency

    Author : Tong Liu; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []

    Abstract : Methane, produced through microbial anaerobic digestion of various organic materials, is seen as a promising sustainable bioenergy source with the potential to reduce the current dependence on fossil fuels. Among organic materials, lignocellulosic materials, especially agriculture residues, are highly interesting due to high abundance and potential for methane production. READ MORE

  4. 4. Quality and function of anaerobic digestion residues

    Author : Kajsa Risberg; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []

    Abstract : The growing number of biogas plants in Europe has resulted in increased production of nutrient-rich digestate, which has potential as fertiliser on arable land. Many different organic materials can be degraded in the anaerobic digestion process, with most macronutrients and micronutrients retained in the digestate. READ MORE

  5. 5. Strategic nitrogen management in stockless organic cropping systems : redistribution of residual biomass for improved energy and nitrogen balance

    Author : Tora Råberg; Sweden SLU; []
    Keywords : AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; bioenergy; biomass management; crop rotation; ecological intensification; green manure; life cycle assessment; nitrogen cycling; organic agriculture; soil incubation; stockless cropping systems;

    Abstract : Agriculture faces the challenge of producing high yields to feed a growing world population, while simultaneously addressing environmental problems such as eutrophication, emissions of greenhouse gases, loss of biodiversity and soil degradation. Organic farming can be part of the solution, as it promotes biodiversity, uses less energy for fertiliser production and often has higher inputs of organic matter to soil than conventional farming. READ MORE