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Economics of Bioresources

Concepts, Tools, Experiences

Editors: Krozer, Yoram, Narodoslawsky, Michael (Eds.)

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  • Offers a thorough review of bioresource economics, including both engineering and economics aspects
  • Explores key issues in the sustainable production and use of bioresources 
  • Presents case studies on the successful introduction of bioresources 
  • Outlines business opportunities in the biobased economy 
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About this Textbook

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.


About the authors

Yoram Krozer holds an M.Sc. in Biology and Ph.D. in Economics, and has worked in the business sector and various non-governmental organisations. After thirty years in the private sector he joined the University of Twente as director of the Cartesius Institute, Institute for Sustainable Innovations of the Netherlands Technical University. He currently teaches on the economics of sustainable development as an associated professor at the University of Twente, where he directs the Sustainable Innovations Academy. 
Michael Narodoslawsky completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Graz University of Technology. Until retirement in 2016 he headed the research group Process Synthesis, Process Evaluation and Regional Development at the Technical University of Graz, as well as the European Commission’s Working Group on Bioenergy. Currently, he co-chairs the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance (eseia) Working Group on Bioresources. His chief research interests are in ecological assessment and lifecycle analysis, regional technology networks and biorefineries. 

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Buy this book

eBook £43.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14618-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £54.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14617-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics of Bioresources
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Tools, Experiences
Editors
  • Yoram Krozer
  • Michael Narodoslawsky
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14618-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14618-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14617-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 210
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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