Assessing potentials for agricultural residues

C. Panoutsou, C. Perakis, B.S. Elbersen, T. Zheliezna, I.G. Staritsky

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Agricultural residues can be derived from both primary harvesting and pruning activities on field as well as by-products/residues from processing crops in the respective agricultural industries. In this chapter, they are defined as primary and secondary agricultural residues, respectively.
The aim of the chapter is to present the key challenges, the methodologies, and relevant indicators for assessing potentials for agricultural residues. Detailed information on the use of data sources and methods are also included.
The diversity of landscapes and related economic activities in Europe provide a big range of potential agricultural residues. To secure year-round sustainable supply, their mobilization should be linked to current practices and traditional agricultural markets within the respective regions.

Future assessments should focus on bottom-up approaches and account for the soil, climatic, environmental, and socioeconomic profiles in the understudy regions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModelling and Optimisation of Biomass Supply Chains
Subtitle of host publicationTop down and bottom up assessment for agricultural, forest and waste feedstock
EditorsC. Panoutsou
PublisherAcademic Press
ISBN (Print)9780128123034
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Panoutsou, C., Perakis, C., Elbersen, B. S., Zheliezna, T., & Staritsky, I. G. (2017). Assessing potentials for agricultural residues. In C. Panoutsou (Ed.), Modelling and Optimisation of Biomass Supply Chains: Top down and bottom up assessment for agricultural, forest and waste feedstock (pp. 169-197). Academic Press.