Energy and Agriculture: Science, Environment, and Solutions

Energy and Agriculture: Science, Environment, and Solutions

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As worldwide demand for energy continues to rise and conventional non-renewable resources continue to dwindle in supply, the need for new, environmentally conscious ways to meet societya€™s energy requirements are becoming increasingly important. ENERGY AND AGRICULTURE is designed to introduce readers to the role that agriculture can play in helping to satisfy the worlda€™s energy demands. The use of agriculturally based fuel systems, also known as biofuels, as a means to supply energy to our technological society, provides environmentally safe, renewable energy options for all aspects of life, including industry, transportation, and electrical power generation. By providing a solid foundation in the energy and resources used historically combined with a look at future options toward more sustainable resources ENERGY AND AGRICULTURE provides a solid understanding of one of the most important issues of the twenty-first century. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.In 2012, 13.3 billion gallons of ethanol were produced in the United States. ... In 2007, the United States government enacted the Energy Independence and Security Act that mandated the production of renewable fuels, mainly in the form of ethanol. ... The price of ethanol is expected to decrease in the future as the technology for manufacturing of ethanol is improved, the scale of ... Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s).

Title:Energy and Agriculture: Science, Environment, and Solutions
Author: Stephen Butz
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2014-04-18


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