Socio-Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Production

Editors: Rutz, Dominik, Janssen, Rainer (Eds.)

  • The first international book to address the wide-ranging socio-economic impacts of bioenergy
  • Offers a multi-disciplinary, multi-national analysis of different bioenergy value chains
  • Builds on results of the EU-supported project on “Global Assessment of Biomass of Bio-product Impacts on Socio-Economics and Sustainability”
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About this book

Around the world, many countries are increasing efforts to promote biomass production for industrial uses including biofuels and bio-products such as chemicals and bio-plastic. Against a backdrop of lively public debate on sustainability, bioenergy wields both positive and negative impacts upon a variety of environmental and socio-economic issues. These include property rights, labor conditions, social welfare, economic wealth, poverty reduction and more. This book discusses the issues and impacts of bioenergy, taking into account the local and regional framework under which bioenergy is produced, touching upon educational level, cultural aspects, the history and economies of the producing countries and an array of policies including environmental and social targets.

The book surveys and analyzes global bioenergy production from a number of perspectives. The authors illustrate the complexity of interrelated topics in the bioenergy value chain, ranging from agriculture to conversion processes, as well as from social implications to environmental effects. It goes on to offer insight on future challenges associated with the expected boom of a global bio-based economy, which contributes to the paradigm shift from a fossil-based to a biomass and renewable energy-based economy.

The expert contributors include researchers, investors, policy makers, representatives from NGOs and other stakeholders, from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Their contributions build upon the results of the Global-Bio-Pact project on “Global Assessment of Biomass and Bio-product Impacts on Socio-economics and Sustainability,” which was supported by the European Commission in its 7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development, conducted from February 2010 to January 2013.

The book benefits policy makers, scientists and NGO staffers working in the fields of agriculture, forestry, biotechnology and energy.

Reviews

“The editors presented the intended themes in an organized and progressive manner via its arrayed, interrelated, and well-structured chapters. … our overall impression is that the book is a well written ‘guideline to assess the socio-economic implications of bioenergy production for scientists, practitioners, and decision makers who are interested in a biomass supply, cost-value, macro and micro-economics and value-chain perspective of bioenergy production.’” (Sheikh Adil Edrisi and P. C. Abhilash, Frontiers in Plant Science, Vol. 3, October, 2015)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Socio-Economic Impact Assessment Tools

    Vis, Martijn (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Indicators for Socio-Economic Sustainability Assessment

    Diaz-Chavez, Rocio

    Pages 17-37

  • Test Auditing of Socio-Economic Indicators for Biofuel Production

    Diaz-Chavez, Rocio (et al.)

    Pages 39-58

  • Linkages Between Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Bioenergy

    Rettenmaier, Nils (et al.)

    Pages 59-80

  • Socio-Economic Impacts of Biofuels on Land Use Change

    Rutz, Dominik (et al.)

    Pages 81-93

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35177-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socio-Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Production
Editors
  • Dominik Rutz
  • Rainer Janssen
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03829-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03829-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03828-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35177-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 297
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 71 illustrations in colour
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