- Presents a graduated treatment from basic principles to the details of specific technologies
- Includes a critical analysis of many biomass energy research and commercialization activities
- Proposes several new technical approaches to improve efficiencies, net energy production, and economics
- Reviews failed projects, as well as successes, and methods for overcoming barriers to commercialization
- Written by a leader in the field with 40 years of educational, research, and commercialization experience
Dr. Donald L. Klass is the author or co-author of over 300 papers and patents and the editor of 27 books in the field of energy and the environment. He received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois, and his A.M. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Harvard University. Dr. Klass has managed research and educational programs for the Institute of Gas Technology and the petroleum industry. Currently, he is the Research Director for Entech International, Inc., President of the Biomass Energy Research Association, a member of several research advisory boards and business development committees, and a consultant to industry and government, both U.S. and foreign.