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Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems by Tadashi Hirasawa, Seishu Tojo

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Chapter 2

Biomass as Local Resource

Toshio Nomiyama, Nobuhide Aihara, Atsushi Chitose, Masaaki Yamada and Seishu Tojo

Abstract

Stressing that a key to the development of biomass utilization is innovation in biomass-related science and technology, this chapter outlines the potential and challenges for biomass utilization with the focus on energy use in a local society. After a brief introduction on the definition of biomass, the characteristics of biomass and the amount available for energy production are described, followed by the discussion on a biomass system that will contribute to establishing a lower-carbon recycling society to mitigate global warming. The advantages and disadvantages of biomass for energy use are enumerated, and the components ...

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