New innovations are needed for the invention of more efficient, affordable, sustainable and renewable energy systems, as well as for the mitigation of climate change and global environmental issues. In response to a fast-growing interest in the realm of renewable energy, Renewable Energy Systems: Efficiency, Innovation and Sustainability identifies a need to synthesize relevant and up-to-date information in a single volume. This book describes a systems approach to renewable energy, including technological, political, economic, social and environmental viewpoints, as well as policies and benefits. This unique and concise text, encompassing all aspects of the field in a single source, focuses on truly promising innovative and affordable renewable energy systems.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on innovations in renewable energy systems that are affordable and sustainable
  • Collates the most relevant and up-to-date information on renewable energy systems, in a single and unique volume
  • Discusses lifecycle assessment, cost and availability of systems
  • Emphasizes bio-related topics
  • Provides a systems approach to the renewable energy technologies and discusses technological, political, economic, social, and environmental viewpoints as well as policies
  • chapter 1|13 pages

    Current Status of Renewable Energy Systems from Biomass

    Global Uses, Acceptance, and Sustainability
    ByHossain M. Anawar, Vladimir Strezov

    chapter 4|17 pages

    Technical and Economic Assessment of Biogas and Liquid Energy Systems from Sewage Sludge and Industrial Waste

    Lifecycle Assessment and Sustainability
    ByHossain M. Anawar, Vladimir Strezov

    chapter 6|13 pages

    Renewable Energy Production from Energy Crops

    Effect of Agronomic Practices, Policy, and Environmental and Economic Sustainability
    ByHossain M. Anawar, Vladimir Strezov

    chapter 8|14 pages

    System Approach to Bio-Oil Production from Microalgae

    ByMargarita Rosa Albis Salas, Vladimir Strezov, Hossain M. Anawar

    chapter 9|23 pages

    Properties, Applications, and Prospects of Carbonaceous Biomass Post-processing Residues

    BySuraj Adebayo Opatokun, Vladimir Strezov, Hossain M. Anawar

    chapter 10|13 pages

    Application of Biochar for Carbon Sequestration in Soils

    ByYani Kendra, Vladimir Strezov, Hossain M. Anawar

    chapter 12|18 pages

    Solar Energy for Biofuel Extraction

    ByHaftom Weldekidan, Vladimir Strezov, Graham Town

    chapter 13|18 pages

    Hydrogen Production from Biomass

    ByTao Kan, Vladimir Strezov

    chapter 14|17 pages

    Biomass-Fueled Direct Carbon Fuel Cells

    ByTao Kan, Vladimir Strezov, Graham Town, Peter Nelson

    chapter 15|20 pages

    Integrating Renewable Energy and Biomass into Built Environment

    ByXiaofeng Li, Vladimir Strezov, Hossain M. Anawar