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Multifunctional biomass production systems - an overview with presentation of specific applications in India and Sweden

Berndes, Goran; Börjesson, Pål LU ; Ostwald, Madelene and Palm, Matilda (2008) In Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining 2(1). p.16-25
Abstract
This perspective discusses multi-functional biomass production systems, which are located, designed, integrated and managed so as to provide specific environmental services, in addition to biomass supply. Besides discussing the general concept and outlining a range of different possible applications, we present in somewhat more detail specific applications of such systems for the cases of Sweden and India. The overall conclusion is that the environmental benefits from a large-scale establishment of multi-functional biomass production systems could be substantial. Given that suitable mechanisms to put a premium on the provided environmental services can be identified and implemented, additional revenues can be linked to biomass production... (More)
This perspective discusses multi-functional biomass production systems, which are located, designed, integrated and managed so as to provide specific environmental services, in addition to biomass supply. Besides discussing the general concept and outlining a range of different possible applications, we present in somewhat more detail specific applications of such systems for the cases of Sweden and India. The overall conclusion is that the environmental benefits from a large-scale establishment of multi-functional biomass production systems could be substantial. Given that suitable mechanisms to put a premium on the provided environmental services can be identified and implemented, additional revenues can be linked to biomass production systems and this could enhance the socioeconomic attractiveness and significantly improve the competitiveness of the produced biomass on the market. The provision of additional environmental services also contributes to local sustainable development, which is in many cases a prerequisite for local support for the production systems. (C) 2008 Society of Chemical Industry and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (Less)
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socioeconomic effects, environment, biomass production, plantations
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Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining
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16 - 25
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John Wiley & Sons
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1932-1031
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10.1002/bbb.52
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  abstract     = {This perspective discusses multi-functional biomass production systems, which are located, designed, integrated and managed so as to provide specific environmental services, in addition to biomass supply. Besides discussing the general concept and outlining a range of different possible applications, we present in somewhat more detail specific applications of such systems for the cases of Sweden and India. The overall conclusion is that the environmental benefits from a large-scale establishment of multi-functional biomass production systems could be substantial. Given that suitable mechanisms to put a premium on the provided environmental services can be identified and implemented, additional revenues can be linked to biomass production systems and this could enhance the socioeconomic attractiveness and significantly improve the competitiveness of the produced biomass on the market. The provision of additional environmental services also contributes to local sustainable development, which is in many cases a prerequisite for local support for the production systems. (C) 2008 Society of Chemical Industry and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd},
  author       = {Berndes, Goran and Börjesson, Pål and Ostwald, Madelene and Palm, Matilda},
  issn         = {1932-1031},
  keyword      = {socioeconomic effects,environment,biomass production,plantations},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {16--25},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining},
  title        = {Multifunctional biomass production systems - an overview with presentation of specific applications in India and Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bbb.52},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2008},
}