Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Iris Lewandowski, Nicole Gaudet, Jan Lask, Jan Maier, Boris Tchouga, Ricardo Vargas-Carpintero
    Pages 1-2 Open Access
  3. Bioeconomy Concepts and Research Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Iris Lewandowski, Nicole Gaudet, Jan Lask, Jan Maier, Boris Tchouga, Ricardo Vargas-Carpintero
      Pages 5-16 Open Access
    3. Regina Birner
      Pages 17-38 Open Access
    4. Andrea Knierim, Lutz Laschewski, Olga Boyarintseva
      Pages 39-72 Open Access
  4. Knowledge Base for Biobased Value Chains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Iris Lewandowski
      Pages 75-94 Open Access
    3. Iris Lewandowski
      Pages 95-175 Open Access
    4. Iris Lewandowski
      Pages 177-228 Open Access
    5. Iris Lewandowski
      Pages 229-284 Open Access
  5. Transition to a Sustainable Bioeconomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Elisabeth Angenendt, Witold-Roger Poganietz, Ulrike Bos, Susanne Wagner, Jens Schippl
      Pages 287-314 Open Access
    3. Michael Ahlheim
      Pages 315-327 Open Access
    4. Jan Lask, Jan Maier, Boris Tchouga, Ricardo Vargas-Carpintero
      Pages 341-354 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book defines the new field of "Bioeconomy" as the sustainable and innovative use of biomass and biological knowledge to provide food, feed, industrial products, bioenergy and ecological services. The chapters highlight the importance of bioeconomy-related concepts in public, scientific, and political discourse. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the authors outline the dimensions of the bioeconomy as a means of achieving sustainability.

The authors are ideally situated to elaborate on the diverse aspects of the bioeconomy. They have acquired in-depth experience of interdisciplinary research through the university’s focus on “Bioeconomy”, its contribution to the Bioeconomy Research Program of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, and its participation in the German Bioeconomy Council.

With the number of bioeconomy-related projects at European universities rising, this book will provide graduate students and researchers with background information on the bioeconomy. It will  familiarize scientific readers with bioeconomy-related terms and give scientific background for economists, agronomists and natural scientists alike.

Keywords

Sustainability Biomass Management Resource Management Agriculture Macroeconomics Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Iris Lewandowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Crop Science; Biobased Products and Energy CropsUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68152-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68151-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68152-8
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