Economics of Bioresources

Concepts, Tools, Experiences

  • Yoram Krozer
  • Michael Narodoslawsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Yoram Krozer, Michael Narodoslawsky
    Pages 1-6
  3. Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Yoram Krozer
      Pages 9-29
    3. Yoram Krozer
      Pages 31-58
    4. Yoram Krozer
      Pages 59-75
    5. Michael Narodoslawsky
      Pages 77-100
    6. Michael Narodoslawsky
      Pages 101-112
  4. Cases in Bioenergy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Sandor Bartha
      Pages 115-124
    3. Sebestyén Tihamer
      Pages 125-134
    4. Karin Fazeni-Fraisl, Johannes Lindorfer, Robert Tichler
      Pages 135-149
    5. Willem van Laarhoven
      Pages 151-167
  5. Reviews of the Sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Willem van Laarhoven
      Pages 171-182
    3. Marlene Kienberger
      Pages 183-193
    4. Yoram Krozer, Maia Lordkipanidze
      Pages 195-205
    5. Yoram Krozer, Michael Narodoslawsky
      Pages 207-210

About this book


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.


Biobased Economy Bioenergy value of Renewables production of Bioresources bioresource Engineering Value Addition Sustainable Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoram Krozer
    • 1
  • Michael Narodoslawsky
    • 2
  1. 1.AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute for Process and Particle EngineeringGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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