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TitleEconomics of Bioresources [electronic resource] : Concepts, Tools, Experiences / edited by Yoram Krozer, Michael Narodoslawsky
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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Descript XI, 210 p. 17 illus., 10 illus. in color. online resource


This fundamental book provides a cross-sectoral, multi-disciplinary view on the biobased economy. It explains opportunities for the value-adding production and use of bioresources, while also discussing the main drivers and obstacles involved. The book is divided into three major parts, the first of which introduces readers to the basics of bioresource economics and engineering. In terms of economics, it discusses decision-making from the policy, producer, investor, and citizen perspectives; in terms of engineering, it addresses key technologies and the processing of bioresources, as well as the development of biorefineries for high-value products on large and small scales. In turn, the book’s second part presents cases focused on different types of energy use, and written by practitioners. The cases illustrate the businesses and technologies involved, as well as the roles of citizens, social organisations and policies. The book’s third and last part highlights opportunities in sustainable agriculture, valuable industrial products and innovative services, while also outlining key conditions for success. Written by a team of scholars and practitioners from various engineering, natural-science and social-science disciplines, the book is primarily intended for undergraduate and graduate students, and for practitioners in business and policy who wish to explore the sustainable production and use of bioresources. All theoretical issues are explained with the aid of real-world examples, making the content highly accessible


1.Introduction: Yoram Krozer, Maarten Arentsen, Michael Narodoslawsky (10 pages) -- Part I: Basics (20-25 pages each chapter) -- 2.Bioresources basics: Michael Narodoslawsky -- 3.Bioresources for electricity: Andrej Gubina -- 4.Economic basics: Yoram Krozer -- 5.Regional capabilities: Frans Coenen -- 6.Market behavior: Boglarka Vajda and Yoram Krozer -- 7.Business development: Yoram Krozer and Petra Doelman -- 8.Policy development: Maarten Arentsen -- Part II Cases (5-10 pages each chapter) -- 9.Willows for localized fuels: Sandor Bartha -- 10.Modern bio-refineries: Louis Duarte -- 11.Supplies for bioenergy markets: Devrim Yazan -- 12.Food chain waste processing: Ina Körner -- 13.Reuse of edible oils: Avinash Narayanswamy -- 14.Manure for energy: Willem van Laarhoven

Natural resources Renewable energy sources Chemical engineering Computer engineering Natural Resource and Energy Economics. Renewable and Green Energy. Energy Policy Economics and Management. Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering. Electrical Engineering.


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