Sustainability Data and Reports on the Free Web
Bioeconomy Tool Shed (US Department of Agriculture)
USDA’s Bioeconomy Tool Shed is a web based tool that is a work in progress. The vision of the Tool Shed is to identify “renewable energy opportunities” by providing stakeholders access to agro-, economic, socio-, and technical data and information resources that are relevant to the evaluation of potential opportunities.
Annual Energy Review (Department of Energy)
Lots of reports with historical data like financial indicators, a biodiesel overview, and renewable energy consumption.
An educational website created by five universities where you can learn basic information about using biomass resources. They provide three levels of information: at a glance, general, and technical. That means that you can start here for basic facts, but keep coming back as you learn and understand more. (6/2018 some of this site under construction)
E-books are all available through K-State Libraries. You will need to sign-in with your eid and password to use them.
You do not have to read the whole book. Use the table of contents to find the chapter with relevant information.
Knovel is a database with over 2000 science and engineering books. You can search the collection by keyword or browse by subject.
Offers over 139,000 scholarly eBooks, including books from university presses. You can search the collection by keyword or browse by subject.
E-books relevant to this project
Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics by
Publication Date: 2012-12-31
This book brings together a number of key biopolymer and biodegradable plastics topics in one place for a broad audience of engineers and scientists, especially those designing with biopolymers and biodegradable plastics, or evaluating the options for switching from traditional plastics to biopolymers.
Materials for Design by
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
This book provides information on the raw materials, and the 'low-down' on what these materials can be used for. The information provided in the book allows professional designers and students from a range of disciplines - but focusing on product design - to understand in simple, exciting, thought-provoking, visual terms different qualities and features of materials. The subject is presented from the perspective of design, and relevant case studies are used to inspire designers into new ways of thinking about materials. As well as standard and widely available materials, the book also contains emerging materials such as smart materials and self-healing plastics, offering a comprehensive guide to material selection for designers.
Materials and the Environment by
Publication Date: 2012-05-04
This book is intended for instructors and students of Engineering, Materials Science and Industrial/Product Design, as well as for materials engineers and product designers who need to consider the environmental implications of materials in their designs. Chapter 15 provides single-page data-sheets for 63 of the engineering materials used in the greatest quantities. The sheets list the annual production and reserves, the embodied energy, process energies and the carbon footprints associated with each.
Biodegradable Polyesters by
Publication Date: 2015-06-02
Overview of biodegradable polyesters for the industrial chemist and materials scientist, as well as for developers and researchers in industry and academia alike.