Biomass, remediation, re-generation (bioregen life project): Reusing brownfield sites for renewable energy crops

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94334
Title:
Biomass, remediation, re-generation (bioregen life project): Reusing brownfield sites for renewable energy crops
Authors:
Lord, R. A. (Richard); Atkinson, J. (Janet); Lane, A. N. (Andy); Scurlock, J. M. O. (Jonathan); Street, G. (Graham)
Editors:
Khire, M. V. (Milind); Alshawabkeh, A. N. (Akram); Reddy, K. R. (Krishna)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Science and Technology. Clean Environment Management Centre (CLEMANCE).
Citation:
Lord, R. A. et al. (2008) 'Biomass, remediation, re-generation (bioregen life project): Reusing brownfield sites for renewable energy crops', GeoCongress 2008: Geotechnics of waste management and remediation, New Orleans, Lousiana, March 9-12, in Khire, M. V., Alshawabkeh, A. N. and Reddy, K. R. (eds) Geotechnical Special Publication, 177. Reston: ASCE, pp.527-534.
Publisher:
American Society of Civil Engineers
Conference:
GeoCongress 2008: Geotechnics of waste management and remediation, New Orleans, Lousiana, March 9-12 2008
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94334
DOI:
10.1061/40970(309)66
Abstract:
Biomass fuel composition is compared to host soil contamination for energy crops grown on five contrasting sites in NE England. These include three contaminated brownfield sites and control sites in both urban and rural settings. Fuel quality is compared for willow (Salix spp.) short rotation coppice (SRC), miscanthus (Miscanthus spp.), reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). The information is used to assess the potential for long-term remediation of contaminated land during energy crop growth. Concentrations of Zn and Cd are consistently higher in SRC willow for a given site, whereas the grasses have higher ash contents, which are richer in SiO2 but lower in K2O. Initial actions of the full-scale demonstration plantings carried out under the Life III Environment Programme are described together with an analysis of the wider economic, environmental and social benefits of this sustainable type of reuse of derelict brownfield land and carbon neutral approach to remediation.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings; Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
biomass; remediation; regeneration; brownfield sites; renewable energies
ISSN:
0895-0563
ISBN:
9780784409701
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 16/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 16/03/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLord, R. A. (Richard)en
dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, J. (Janet)en
dc.contributor.authorLane, A. N. (Andy)en
dc.contributor.authorScurlock, J. M. O. (Jonathan)en
dc.contributor.authorStreet, G. (Graham)en
dc.contributor.editorKhire, M. V. (Milind)-
dc.contributor.editorAlshawabkeh, A. N. (Akram)-
dc.contributor.editorReddy, K. R. (Krishna)-
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-16T13:58:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-16T13:58:54Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.isbn9780784409701-
dc.identifier.issn0895-0563-
dc.identifier.doi10.1061/40970(309)66-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/94334-
dc.description.abstractBiomass fuel composition is compared to host soil contamination for energy crops grown on five contrasting sites in NE England. These include three contaminated brownfield sites and control sites in both urban and rural settings. Fuel quality is compared for willow (Salix spp.) short rotation coppice (SRC), miscanthus (Miscanthus spp.), reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). The information is used to assess the potential for long-term remediation of contaminated land during energy crop growth. Concentrations of Zn and Cd are consistently higher in SRC willow for a given site, whereas the grasses have higher ash contents, which are richer in SiO2 but lower in K2O. Initial actions of the full-scale demonstration plantings carried out under the Life III Environment Programme are described together with an analysis of the wider economic, environmental and social benefits of this sustainable type of reuse of derelict brownfield land and carbon neutral approach to remediation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineersen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 16/03/2010]en
dc.subjectbiomassen
dc.subjectremediationen
dc.subjectregenerationen
dc.subjectbrownfield sitesen
dc.subjectrenewable energiesen
dc.titleBiomass, remediation, re-generation (bioregen life project): Reusing brownfield sites for renewable energy cropsen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Science and Technology. Clean Environment Management Centre (CLEMANCE).en
dc.identifier.conferenceGeoCongress 2008: Geotechnics of waste management and remediation, New Orleans, Lousiana, March 9-12 2008en
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 16/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardLord, R. A. et al. (2008) 'Biomass, remediation, re-generation (bioregen life project): Reusing brownfield sites for renewable energy crops', GeoCongress 2008: Geotechnics of waste management and remediation, New Orleans, Lousiana, March 9-12, in Khire, M. V., Alshawabkeh, A. N. and Reddy, K. R. (eds) Geotechnical Special Publication, 177. Reston: ASCE, pp.527-534.-
prism.startingPage527-
prism.endingPage534-
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