TY - CHAP A1 - Helder Viana A2 - Domingos Lopes A3 - José Aranha ED1 - Syed Shahid Shaukat Y1 - 2011-07-27 PY - 2011 T1 - Assessment of Forest Aboveground Biomass Stocks and Dynamics with Inventory Data, Remotely Sensed Imagery and Geostatistics N2 - Alternative energy sources have become a hot topic in recent years. The supply of fossil fuel, which provides about 95 percent of total energy demand today, will eventually run out in a few decades. By contrast, biomass and biofuel have the potential to become one of the major global primary energy source along with other alternate energy sources in the years to come. A wide variety of biomass conversion options with different performance characteristics exists. The goal of this book is to provide the readers with current state of art about biomass and bioenergy production and some other environmental technologies such as Wastewater treatment, Biosorption and Bio-economics. Organized around providing recent methodology, current state of modelling and techniques of parameter estimation in gasification process are presented at length. As such, this volume can be used by undergraduate and graduate students as a reference book and by the researchers and environmental engineers for reviewing the current state of knowledge on biomass and bioenergy production, biosorption and wastewater treatment. BT - Progress in Biomass and Bioenergy Production SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/20025 DO - 10.5772/20025 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-09 ER -