The biobased economy: biofuels, materials and chemicals in the post-oil era

J.W.A. Langeveld (Editor), J.P.M. Sanders (Editor), M.J.G. Meeusen-van Onna (Editor)

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Abstract

The impending threats of catastrophic climate change and peak oil are driving our society towards increased use of biomass for energy, chemical compounds and other materrials - the beginnings of a biobased economy. As alternative development models for the biobased economy emerge, we need to determine potential applications, their perspectives and possible impacts as well as policies that can steer technological and market development in such a way that our objectives are met. Currently, it is still far from clear what will be the most sustainable routes to follow, which technologies should be included and how their development will affect, and be affected by, research, public opinion and policy and market forces. (E-book available via MyiLibrary)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEarthscan
Number of pages389
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781849774802
ISBN (Print)9781844077700
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • sustainability
  • biomass
  • energy conversion
  • economic policy
  • industrialization
  • biofuels
  • biobased economy
  • bioenergy
  • bioplastics

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