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Record number 363206
Title Biobased economy : state-of-the-art assessment
Author(s) Nowicki, P.L.; Banse, M.A.H.; Bolck, C.H.; Bos, H.L.; Scott, E.L.
Source Den Haag : LEI (Report / LEI : Domain 6, Policy ) - ISBN 9789086151998 - 64
Department(s) LEI INT BELEID - Landbouwbeleid
LEI Internationaal Beleid
AFSG Biobased Products
Biobased Chemistry and Technology
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2008
Keyword(s) agrarische economie - biomassa - biomassa productie - landbouwsector - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - vervangbare hulpbronnen - industrie - nederland - biobased economy - bioethanol - biobrandstoffen - agricultural economics - biomass - biomass production - agricultural sector - sustainability - renewable resources - industry - netherlands - biofuels
Categories Agricultural Economics (General)
Abstract The interest in the biobased economy stems from the possibility to substitute biologically derived materials and processes for the production of goods that will, therefore, result in a reduced use of petroleum and petro-chemistry. Other reasons are the reduction in the energy required in production processes or the more environmentally benign waste treatment channels for the production residues or discarded products at the end of their life cycle. The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of The Netherlands has asked Wageningen UR (AFSG and LEI) to examine the contemporary market for biobased products and the potential growth of the biobased economy. This report is based on an analysis of the bio-based composition, actual and possible, as well as the market value of 780 non-food, non-feed products within the PRODCOM listing, which represent the potential for biobased production in NL and the EU25.
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