African Journal of Soil Science

African Journal of Soil Science ISSN 2375-088X Vol. 5 (3), pp. 378-402, March, 2017. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper 

A study of the utilization of biomass resources, waste management and Sustainable development

Ali Abbas,  Azhar Saqib and Dev Akram

Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Science, Uthal, Balochistan, Pakistan.

Accepted 13 January, 2017

ali_abbas@yahoo.com

Abstract

This article discusses a comprehensive review of biomass energy sources, environment and sustainable development. This includes all the biomass energy technologies, energy efficiency systems, energy conservation scenarios, and energy savings. The current literature is reviewed regarding the ecological, social, cultural and economic impacts of biomass technology. This article gives an overview of present and future use of biomass as an industrial feedstock for production of fuels, chemicals and other materials. However, to be truly competitive in an open market situation, higher value products are required. Results suggest that biomass technology must be encouraged, promoted, invested, implemented, and demonstrated, but especially in remote rural areas.

Key words: Agricultural wastes, bio-technologies, energy efficiency systems, environment.