Bio economy and Agri production

Bio economy and Agri production
Author: Dionysis Bochtis,Charisios Achillas,Georgios Banias,Maria Lampridi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2020-11-06
ISBN 10: 0128211431
ISBN 13: 9780128211434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio economy and Agri production Book Review:

Bio-Economy and Agri-Production: Concepts and Evidence bridges the knowledge gap between sustainability and bio-economy aspects of agri-production. It complements traditional perspectives of agri-production with advanced engineering, information and communication technologies recently applied in agri-business. Including knowledgebased agriculture and reflecting sustainability and circular economy principles, the book presents a holistic view of sustainable bio-economy, contributing to the development of integrated agricultural systems. As technology advances, agricultural production management practices are now being called upon to address the need for sustainability in the bio-economy. Bio-Economy and Agri-Production: Concepts and Evidence presents information to broaden the awareness and promotion of practices and technology to reduce the use of inputs, protect health and environment and improve resource-use efficiency. Topics that are addressed include circular economy in agri-business, lifecycle thinking, lean management, agri-chains, green production, and waste management. Bio-Economy and Agri-Production: Concepts and Evidence is a valuable reference for professionals, consultants, and policy making stakeholders in biosystems engineering and agricultural industries Focuses on responsible management practices to protect the environment while producing needed resources Application based for those in agricultural sectors seeking to integrate bioeconomic strategies Provides real-world insights into transitioning practices

Agri Based Bioeconomy

Agri Based Bioeconomy
Author: Chetan Keswani
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2021-05-26
ISBN 10: 1000382435
ISBN 13: 9781000382433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agri Based Bioeconomy Book Review:

This volume concentrates on the recent scientific advancements in agricultural biotechnology and reintegrates it with socio-economic, industrial and intellectual property aspects of agricultural biotechnology and its implications for accomplishing the sustainable development goals. Adopting a unique approach, this book amalgamates science and business perspectives from an insider’s viewpoint on the agro-biotech industry, laying the foundations for students and professionals alike. This book: Is a first of its kind by addressing the recent issues emerging in agro-based economies. Will be a single-point source for recent advancements in agro-based global bioeconomy. Empowers the utilization of biotechnology to address worldwide ecological issues by supporting sustainable resolutions for global agricultural markets. Gives both foundational hypothesis and functional direction on commercialization and regulatory issues. Empowers the usage of adaptable approaches that can adjust to and uphold socially and financially valuable agro-based technologies.

The Bioeconomy Approach

The Bioeconomy Approach
Author: Udaya Sekhar Nagothu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN 10: 1000047598
ISBN 13: 9781000047592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bioeconomy Approach Book Review:

This book examines the bioeconomy concept, analysing the opportunities it can generate, the constraints and the potential benefits for society. The main objective of bioeconomy is to promote economic development, by creating jobs and enhancing the sustainable utilization of bio-resources. A primary driver of bioeconomy strategy, therefore, is the need to respond to the growing population's food and economic requirements. While today research and literature related to bioeconomy are limited, this book presents a unique collection of perspectives on the complex dimensions of the bioeconomy debate. Drawing on the experiences from Europe, Asia and Africa, it presents an international overview. The chapters address a wide range of issues, including coastal-land interactions, ecosystem services, food production, rural development, agriculture, forest management and bioenergy. As a whole, the volume outlines what role bioeconomy can play in contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without compromising on the ecological sustainability and equitable distribution of benefits. The book concludes by providing recommendations for developing bioeconomy in respective sectors (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, renewable energy) and directions for planning future bioeconomy programmes and strategies. The Bioeconomy Approach will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecological economics, development economics and environmental economics, as well as policy-makers and practitioners involved in sustainable development.

Safeguarding the Bioeconomy

Safeguarding the Bioeconomy
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Health and Medicine Division,Policy and Global Affairs,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Forum on Cyber Resilience,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Board on Life Sciences,Committee on Safeguarding the Bioeconomy: Finding Strategies for Understanding, Evaluating, and Protecting the Bioeconomy While Sustaining Innovation and Growth
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2020-05-01
ISBN 10: 0309495679
ISBN 13: 9780309495677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safeguarding the Bioeconomy Book Review:

Research and innovation in the life sciences is driving rapid growth in agriculture, biomedical science, information science and computing, energy, and other sectors of the U.S. economy. This economic activity, conceptually referred to as the bioeconomy, presents many opportunities to create jobs, improve the quality of life, and continue to drive economic growth. While the United States has been a leader in advancements in the biological sciences, other countries are also actively investing in and expanding their capabilities in this area. Maintaining competitiveness in the bioeconomy is key to maintaining the economic health and security of the United States and other nations. Safeguarding the Bioeconomy evaluates preexisting and potential approaches for assessing the value of the bioeconomy and identifies intangible assets not sufficiently captured or that are missing from U.S. assessments. This study considers strategies for safeguarding and sustaining the economic activity driven by research and innovation in the life sciences. It also presents ideas for horizon scanning mechanisms to identify new technologies, markets, and data sources that have the potential to drive future development of the bioeconomy.

Agricultural Bioeconomy

Agricultural Bioeconomy
Author: Chetan Keswani,Cristina Possas,Emmanuel G. Koukios,Davide Viaggi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2022-06-15
ISBN 10: 9780323905695
ISBN 13: 0323905692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Bioeconomy Book Review:

Agricultural Bioeconomy: Innovation and Foresight in the Post-COVID Era presents recent advancements in biotechnology, laying out a foundation for the optimal utilization of technologies to provide rapid and impactful economic recovery and sustainable resources in a future that will bear the mark of COVID-19. By providing adaptable practices to successfully establish and progress agri-based global bioeconomies, the book presents a new paradigm for kick starting economic engines with a focus on technological foresight and response to future risks and disasters. Key considerations include assessing and managing the urban bioeconomy, climate change mitigation, biofuels and bioenergy, GMOs and job generation. The book provides the solid next step toward future proofing global economies using a combination of agricultural technologies and economic goals. Addresses recent issues emerging in agro-based economies Empowers utilization of biotechnology to address worldwide ecological issues Presents adaptable, risk-management approaches to the adoption of socially and financially valuable agri-based technologies

Elements of Bioeconomy

Elements of Bioeconomy
Author: Krzysztof Biernat
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2019-10-23
ISBN 10: 1789238617
ISBN 13: 9781789238617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of Bioeconomy Book Review:

This book is a review of the basic problems associated with the implementation of bioeconomic processes. The book contains chapters developed by teams from different countries of the world and therefore the chapters correspond to the degree of advancement of the areas within the bioeconomy in these countries. In selected areas, basic concepts and selected technological processes that create this area of the economy to ensure sustainable development have been characterized.

From the Petroeconomy to the Bioeconomy Integrating Bioenergy Production with Agricultural Demands

From the Petroeconomy to the Bioeconomy  Integrating Bioenergy Production with Agricultural Demands
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:680167064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Petroeconomy to the Bioeconomy Integrating Bioenergy Production with Agricultural Demands Book Review:

Production of biomass for bioenergy generation, and in particular production of biologically derived liquid fuels, is attracting great interest as an alternative to the fossil fuel economy. Biofuels represent as yet only 1% of world agricultural output, but this small extension has triggered widespread fears, many now shown to be groundless, such as the fear that it was biofuels that drove up food prices in 2008. This perspective reviews the literature on the extent to which biofuel production can be integrated into agricultural production, taking a global view of the potential for land, water and other resources to be extended beyond current food, feed and fi ber applications. As opposed to the focus on negative impacts, there are benefi cial practices in biofuels that could be expected to propagate to agriculture more generally and have a positive impact on yields and practices. These include (1) promoting a shift from wasteful annual crops to perennials, particularly low-input high-diversity (LIHD) crops; (2) sequestering carbon in soil both organically and as biochar; (3) improving conservative water management practices; and (4) recycling resources. The possibilities of encouraging biofuel production (and biomass for bioenergy generally) in the tropical South, for consumption in the temperate North, based on certifi cation of such sustainable practices in the South, could be expanded if global trade in biofuels were liberalized.

Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies

Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies
Author: Ivar Virgin,E. Jane Morris
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN 10: 1317594428
ISBN 13: 9781317594420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies Book Review:

The growing global demand for food, feed and bio-based renewable material is changing the conditions for agricultural production worldwide. At the same time, revolutionary achievements in the field of biosciences are contributing to a transition whereby bio-based alternatives for energy and materials are becoming more competitive. Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies explores the prospects for biosciences and how its innovation has the potential to help countries in the North (Europe) and the South (Africa) to move towards resource efficient agriculture and sustainable bioeconomies. Throughout the book, the situations of Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa will be compared and contrasted, and opportunities for mutual learning and collaboration are explored. The chapters have been written by high profile authors and deal with a wide range of issues affecting the development of bioeconomies on both continents. This book compares and contrasts the situations of these two regions as they endeavour to develop knowledge based bioeconomies. This volume is suitable for those who are interested in ecological economics, development economics and environmental economics. It also provides action plans assisting policy-makers in both areas to support the transition to knowledge based and sustainable bioeconomies.

Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy
Author: Iris Lewandowski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2017-12-11
ISBN 10: 3319681524
ISBN 13: 9783319681528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioeconomy Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book defines the new field of "Bioeconomy" as the sustainable and innovative use of biomass and biological knowledge to provide food, feed, industrial products, bioenergy and ecological services. The chapters highlight the importance of bioeconomy-related concepts in public, scientific, and political discourse. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the authors outline the dimensions of the bioeconomy as a means of achieving sustainability. The authors are ideally situated to elaborate on the diverse aspects of the bioeconomy. They have acquired in-depth experience of interdisciplinary research through the university’s focus on “Bioeconomy”, its contribution to the Bioeconomy Research Program of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, and its participation in the German Bioeconomy Council. With the number of bioeconomy-related projects at European universities rising, this book will provide graduate students and researchers with background information on the bioeconomy. It will familiarize scientific readers with bioeconomy-related terms and give scientific background for economists, agronomists and natural scientists alike.

The Bioeconomy to 2030 Designing a Policy Agenda

The Bioeconomy to 2030 Designing a Policy Agenda
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2009-04-15
ISBN 10: 9264056882
ISBN 13: 9789264056886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bioeconomy to 2030 Designing a Policy Agenda Book Review:

Describes the current status of biotechnologies and, using quantitative analyses of data, it estimates biotechnological developments to 2015. Using other inputs, it creates scenarios to 2030.

Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy Principles Challenges and Perspectives

Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy  Principles  Challenges and Perspectives
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Diana Mihaela Pociovălișteanu,Paulo Roberto Borges de Brito,Ismar Borges de Lima
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN 10: 3319730282
ISBN 13: 9783319730288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy Principles Challenges and Perspectives Book Review:

This book gathers contributions from scientists and industry representatives on achieving a sustainable bioeconomy. It also covers the social sciences, economics, business, education and the environmental sciences. There is an urgent need to optimise and maximise the use of biological resources, so that primary production and processing systems can generate more food, fibre and other bio-based products with less environmental impacts and lower greenhouse gas emissions. In other words, we need a “sustainable bioeconomy” – a term that encompasses the sustainable production of renewable resources from land, fisheries and aquaculture environments and their conversion into food, feed, fibre bio-based products and bio-energy, as well as related public goods. Despite the relevance of achieving a sustainable bioeconomy, there are very few publications in this field. Addressing that gap, this book illustrates how biological resources and ecosystems could be used in a more sustainable, efficient and integrated manner – in other words, how the principles of sustainable bioeconomy can be implemented in practice. Given its interdisciplinary nature, the field of sustainable bioeconomy offers a unique opportunity to address complex and interconnected challenges, while also promoting economic growth. It helps countries and societies to make a transition and to use resources more efficiently, and shows how to rely less on biological resources to satisfy industry demands and consumer needs. The papers are innovative, cross-cutting and include many practice-based lessons learned, some of which are reproducible elsewhere. In closing, the book, prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC), reiterates the need to promote a sustainable bioeconomy today.

Perennial Biomass Crops for a Resource Constrained World

Perennial Biomass Crops for a Resource Constrained World
Author: Susanne Barth,Donal Murphy-Bokern,Olena Kalinina,Gail Taylor,Michael Jones
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN 10: 3319445308
ISBN 13: 9783319445304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perennial Biomass Crops for a Resource Constrained World Book Review:

This book presents a flavour of activities focussed on the need for sustainably produced biomass to support European strategic objectives for the developing bioeconomy. The chapters cover five broad topic areas relating to the use of perennial biomass crops in Europe. These are: ‘Bioenergy Resources from Perennial Crops in Europe’, ‘European Regional Examples for the Use of Perennial Crops for Bioenergy’, ‘Genotypic Selection of Perennial Biomass Crops for Crop Improvement’, ‘Ecophysiology of Perennial Biomass Crops’ and ‘Examples of End-Use of Perennial Biomass Crops’. Two major issues relating to the future use of biomass energy are the identification of the most suitable second generation biomass crops and the need to utilise land not under intensive agricultural production, broadly referred to as ‘marginal land’. The two main categories of plants that fit these needs are perennial rhizomatous grasses and trees that can be coppiced. The overarching questions that are addressed in the book relate to the suitability of perennial crops for providing feedstocks for a European bioeconomy and the need to exploit environments for biomass crops which do not compete with food crops. Bioenergy is the subject of a wide range of national and European policy measures. New developments covered are, for example, the use of perennial grasses to produce protein for animal feed and concepts to use perennial biomass crops to mitigate carbon emissions through soil carbon sequestration. Several chapters also show how prudent selection of suitable genotypes and breeding are essential to develop high yielding and sustainable second generation biomass crops which are adapted to a wide range of unfavourable conditions like chilling and freezing, drought, flooding and salinity. The final chapters also emphasise the need to be kept an eye out for potential new end-uses of perennial biomass crops that will contribute further to the developing bioeconomy.

Bio Economic Models applied to Agricultural Systems

Bio Economic Models applied to Agricultural Systems
Author: Guillermo Flichman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 9789400719026
ISBN 13: 9400719027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Economic Models applied to Agricultural Systems Book Review:

This book has the purpose of providing the "state of the arts" concerning bio-economic modelling dealing with agricultural systems. In most cases, the contributions use a methodology combining the use of biophysical and economic models, in all cases, an engineering production function approach is totally or partially applied. This practice is being developed in the last years as a response to concrete policy matters: agricultural policies are increasingly combined with environmental and natural resources policies, and this reality involves the need of an integrated assessment, that current economic models are not able to provide.

The Bioeconomy

The Bioeconomy
Author: Davide Viaggi
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 1786392755
ISBN 13: 9781786392756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bioeconomy Book Review:

The 'bioeconomy' is the idea of an economy based on the sustainable exploitation of biological resources. Within this concept, there is increasing emphasis on issues such as climate change, depletion of natural resources and growing world food needs. The bioeconomy builds on the recognition of advances in technology, particularly in the life sciences, but at the same time covers issues such as innovation management, ecosystem services, development and governance. This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health, and rather than focusing on individual sectors, it explores the breadth of interconnections that make the bioeconomy a new and challenging subject. Divided into two parts, the book initially outlines the current definitions, strategies, policy and economic information related to the world's bioeconomy. The second part describes current economic analysis and research efforts in qualifying and understanding the economics of the bioeconomy. This includes the contributions of technology, research and innovation; driving forces and demand-side economics; supply-side economics, and the role of markets and public policy in matching demand and supply. The political economy, regulation and transitions are considered, as well as the contribution of the bioeconomy to society, including growth, development and sustainability. Key features include: - An analysis of varied international approaches to the bioeconomy. - A joint consideration of biotechnology, agriculture, food energy and bio-materials. - An assessment of sustainability in the bioeconomy. - A comprehensive view of the issues from an economic and policy perspective. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in agricultural and natural resource economics, agricultural and environmental policy, as well as policy-makers, practitioners and economists.

The Politics of Bioeconomy and Sustainability

The Politics of Bioeconomy and Sustainability
Author: Mairon G. Bastos Lima
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 303066838X
ISBN 13: 9783030668389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Bioeconomy and Sustainability Book Review:

This book addresses the underexposed political dimensions of bioeconomy promotion. Who wins and who loses? How are institutions being shaped, and by whom? Drawing from experiences since the earlier days of biofuels promotion, it explores in unprecedented detail the global drive away from fossil fuels and towards a biomass-based economy. Multipurpose agriculture gains ever more traction as countries create new bio-based value chains or, rather, value webs. Governance, in this regard, proves to be key for steering developments towards inclusive agri-food-biomass systems instead of fueling just a handful of flex crops ridden with social equity and other environmental issues. Based on a rich global-level analysis of bioeconomy promotion and three in-depth case studies of key emerging economies (Brazil, India and Indonesia), the book also innovatively examines sustainability politics in Global South democracies. Ultimately, this book is about finding the politics for a fairer bioeconomy in the years and decades to come.

Operations Management in Agriculture

Operations Management in Agriculture
Author: Dionysis Bochtis,Claus Aage Gron Sorensen,Dimitrios Kateris
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 0128097167
ISBN 13: 9780128097168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operations Management in Agriculture Book Review:

Operations Management in Agriculture bridges the knowledge gap on operations management for agricultural machinery. It complements traditional topics (cost of using and choosing machinery) with advanced engineering approaches recently applied in agricultural machinery management (area coverage planning and sequential scheduling). The book covers new technologies in bio-production systems (robotics, IoT) and environmental compliance by employing a systems engineering perspective with focuses on sub-systems, including advanced optimization, supply chain systems, sustainability, autonomous vehicles and IT-driven decision-making. It will be a valuable resource for students studying decision-making and those working to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of production through machinery choice. Covers agricultural machinery management related courses and a number of other courses within the agricultural engineering discipline Provides core tools for machine operations management, including machinery selection and cost of usage Presents current knowledge for agricultural machinery management in a science-based format

Green Closed Loop Circular Bio Economy

Green  Closed Loop  Circular Bio Economy
Author: Charisios Achillas,Dionysis Bochtis
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN 10: 3036502106
ISBN 13: 9783036502106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Closed Loop Circular Bio Economy Book Review:

In recent years, bioeconomy strategies have been implemented and adapted internationally. In the bioeconomy, materials are to a certain extent circular by nature. However, biomaterials may also be used in a rather linear way. Lately, a transition towards a circular economy, a more restorative and regenerative economic model, is being promoted worldwide. A circular economy offers an alternative model aiming at “doing more and better with less”. It is based on the idea that circulating matter and energy will diminish the need for new input. Its concept lies in maintaining the value of products, materials, and resources for as long as possible and at the same time minimizing or even eliminating the amount of waste produced. Focused on “closing the loops”, a circular economy is a practical solution for promoting entrepreneurial sustainability, economic growth, environmental resilience, and a better quality of life for all. The most efficient way to close resource loops is to find value in the waste. Different modes of resource circulation may be applied, e.g., raw materials, by-products, human resources, logistics, services, waste, energy, or water. To that end, this Special Issue seeks to contribute to the circular bioeconomy agenda through enhanced scientific and multidisciplinary knowledge to boost the performance efficiency of circular business models and support decision-making within the specific field. The Special Issue includes innovative technical developments, reviews, and case studies, all of which are relevant to green, closed-loop, circular bioeconomy.

Developing the Global Bioeconomy

Developing the Global Bioeconomy
Author: Patrick Lamers,Erin Searcy,J. Richard Hess,Heinz Stichnothe
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-05-02
ISBN 10: 0128052902
ISBN 13: 9780128052907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing the Global Bioeconomy Book Review:

Developing the Global Bioeconomy: Technical, Market, and Environmental Lessons from Bioenergy brings together expertise from three IEA-Bioenergy subtasks on pyrolysis, international trade, and biorefineries to review the bioenergy sector and draw useful lessons for the full deployment of the bioeconomy. Despite the vast amount of politically driven strategies, there is little understanding on how current markets will transition towards a global bioeconomy. The question is not only how the bioeconomy can be developed, but also how it can be developed sustainably in terms of economic and environmental concerns. To answer this question, this book’s expert chapter authors seek to identify the types of biorefineries that are expected to be implemented and the types of feedstock that may be used. They also provide historical analysis of the developments of biopower and biofuel markets, integration opportunities into existing supply chains, and the conditions that would need to be created and enhanced to achieve a global biomass trade system that could support a global bioeconomy. As expectations that a future bioeconomy will rely on a series of tradable commodities, this book provides a central accounting of the state of the discussion in a multidisciplinary approach that is ideal for research and academic experts, and analysts in all areas of the bioenergy, biofuels, and bioeconomy sectors, as well as those interested in energy policy and economics. Examines the lessons learned by the bioenergy industry and how they can be applied to the full development of the bioeconomy Explores different transition strategies and how the current fossil based and future bio-based economy are intertwined Reviews the status of current biomass conversion pathways Presents an historical analysis of the developments of biopower and biofuel markets, integration opportunities into existing supply chains, and the conditions that would need to be created and enhanced to achieve a global biomass trade system

Considerations on the Role of Institutions and Networks in the Bioeconomy

Considerations on the Role of Institutions and Networks in the Bioeconomy
Author: Lilli Scheiterle,Regina Birner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1196284381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Considerations on the Role of Institutions and Networks in the Bioeconomy Book Review:

An increasing number of governments around the world have developed a bioeconomy strategy. These strategies have important implications for the agricultural sector, technological innovation as well as sustainability and food security. The cross-cutting nature of the bioeconomy demands synergies and links between value chains to create innovations for optimal use of biomass for industrial purposes without creating competition for food products. Institutional networks are pivotal for the sustainable production and use of biological resources, as well as for the development of innovative processes to exploit the potential of biomass. This working paper uses three cases studies to explore aspects that need to be addressed to take advantage of the considerable untapped potential of the bioeconomy. The first case study highlights determinants of persisting low maize yields in northern Ghana, despite the introduction of a fertilizer subsidy program. Input subsidy policies are largely regarded as an instrument to increase crop productivity and contribute to food security. The second case study explores the role of female-led market institutions in Ghana. Markets are central to the development of the bioeconomy and as such, trader organizations have a key role to play in the value chain. The third case study investigates how well Brazil, the world leader in sugarcane production, is positioned to realize the shift from a fossil-based to a bio-based economy (bioeconomy). Subsequently, the role institutions and networks play in the development of the bioeconomy in two countries at different points of the value chain are discussed. We conclude that strengthening efforts to tailor site-specific solutions that consider the interdisciplinary nature of crop production, marketing, and development of processes is crucial to the bioeconomy. Overall, more attention to innovation networks is required to master the challenges of the bioeconomy and take full advantage of its opportunities.

The Role of Bioenergy in the Emerging Bioeconomy

The Role of Bioenergy in the Emerging Bioeconomy
Author: Carmen Lago,Natalia Caldés,Yolanda Lechón
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN 10: 0128130571
ISBN 13: 9780128130575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Bioenergy in the Emerging Bioeconomy Book Review:

The Role of Bioenergy in the Bioeconomy: Resources, Technologies, Sustainability and Policy provides the reader with a complete understanding on how bioenergy technologies fit into the new bioeconomy paradigm. Sections focus on the main resources and technologies for bioenergy and its integration in energy systems and biorefining chains, analyze the available methodologies for assessing the sustainability of bioenergy, and address and the propose approaches that are demonstrated through concrete case studies. Additionally, the implications of bioenergy in the water-energy and land nexus is presented, along with new challenges and opportunities. This book’s strong focus on sustainability of bioenergy, both as a standalone, and in the larger context of a bio-based economy, makes it a useful resource for researchers, professionals and students in the bioenergy field who need tactics to assess the lifecycle and sustainability of bioenergy technologies and their integration into existing systems. Presents a complete overview of the main challenges that bioenergy will have to overcome in order to play a key role in future energy systems Explores sustainability aspects in detail, both qualitatively and by applying proposed methodologies to concrete bioenergy case studies Covers, in detail, the water-energy-land nexus implications and governance aspects