Book discusses effects of biofuel industry

10-12-2007 | |

A new book has been published by Wageningen Academic Publishers; Biofuels- implications for the feed industry.

Increasing bio-fuel production in the future will have
a major impact on the feed industry. Not only will the competition for food,
fuel and feed decrease the availability of feedstuffs for animal production but,
also new feedstuffs will become available for which the nutritional quality
needs to be reviewed.

The nutritional value and
usability of the by-products as feedstuffs will be the main focus of the book. In
particular, rapeseed meal and glycerine from biodiesel production and DDGS from
bioethanol production are discussed. For each product comprehensive research
data summarising the variation in quality and production systems, the energy and
protein value for each animal category and the effects on animal production are

Additionally, this book gives an
overview of the current and future developments of the emerging bioenergy
production. Broad topics which are addressed are: the global potential for
bioenergy production, the enormous increase in bioethanol production in the U.S.
against the backdrop of a developing bioethanol production in the EU and the
future effects on supply and demand of the grain and feedstuff market. This book will
update nutritionists, researchers, traders and those working in the allied
industry on the current ‘state of knowledge’ of the usability of the different
by products from biofuel production in specific animal

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