Part I: Setting the scene.- Sustainable bioenergy production: An integrated perspective.- Bioenergy villages in Germany: Applying the Goettingen Approach of Sustainability Science to promote sustainable bioenergy projects.- Part II: Do we have enough? - Biomass potentials for energy generation.- Estimation of global bioenergy potentials and their contribution to the world's future energy demand - a short review.- A process-based vegetation model for estimating agricultural bioenergy potentials.- Modelling site-specific biomass potentials.- Part III: Can bioenergy production be environmentally sound?.- Integrative energy crop cultivation as a way to a more nature-orientated agriculture.- Scale-relevant impacts of biogas crop production: A methodology to assess environmental impacts and farm management capacities.- Part IV: Economic optimisation of bioenergy production.- Optimising bioenergy villages' local heat supply networks.- Part V: Bridging bioenergy production and society.- Growth of biogas production in German agriculture: An analysis of farmers' investment behaviour.- Social acceptance of bioenergy use and the success factors of communal bioenergy projects.- Applying the sustainability science principles of the Goettingen approach to initiate renewable energy solutions in three German districts.- Assessment of different bioenergy concepts in terms of sustainable development.- Part VI: Combustion of biomass for heat and power.- Emissions of organic and inorganic pollutants during the combustion of wood, straw and biogas.- Part VII: Bioenergy from polluted soils.- Bioenergy production as an option for polluted soils - a non-phytoremediation approach.- Index.
"This interdisciplinary book focuses on the use of agricultural land ... on ecological, economic and societal impacts of these uses thus opening new trends in Sustainable Bioenergy Production. ... Each contribution and the book as a whole give to the reader the strong feeling of an excellent scientific text ... . this book is a very nice example to be followed for other scientific topics which aim to improve the quality of human life communities, in harmony with Planet Earth." (Ioan I. Ardelean, Bulletin of Micro and Nanoelectrotechnologies, Vol. 6 (1-2), 2015)"Editors/geoscientists Ruppert, Kappas, and Ibendorf (all, Univ. of G ttingen, Germany) have collaborated on a 14-chapter, seven-part volume exploring an integrated approach to bioenergy assessment. ... the volume's greater coverage of social issues and integration across sustainability dimensions will be welcome. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Only comprehensive collections on energy resources, graduate students and above." (B. D. Solomon, Choice, Vol. 51 (7), March, 2014)