Introduction to biomass and its composites

Mohammad Jawaid, M. T. Paridah, Naheed Saba

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Nonwood biomass, forest residues, and agricultural biomass are our largest natural resources that are abundantly available worldwide. The utilization of available biomass can be environmentally friendly because it not only will be able to solve the disposal problem but also can create value-added products from this biomass. It is estimated that the total investment in the biomass sector between 2008 and 2021 will reach a large sum of $104 billion. The use of agricultural biomass is constantly growing and will likely to continue to grow in the future. It was estimated that utilization of biomass can also reduce global warming compared with fossil fuel. Previously, several countries try to explore utilization of lignocellulosic biomass in composite sector. The present chapter will cover biomass, its source and compositions, and its utilization in different sectors and biomass-based polymer composites and its applications. It also discusses the motivation behind current research and challenges for the future on the use of biomass reinforcements and fillers in the development of composites. The central aim of this book is to present the development, characterization, and applications of composite materials developed from the effective use of biomass and lignocellulosic materials as fillers and reinforcements to enhance material performance for industrial and manufacturing applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-Based Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationProcessing, Properties and Applications
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780081009666
ISBN (Print)9780081009598
Publication statusPublished - Jun 6 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Biocomposites
  • Biomass
  • Composites
  • Lignocellulosic fibers
  • Reinforcement/filler

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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