Chapter 4

Sustainability Considerations for the Future Bioeconomy

R. Diaz-Chavez1, H. Stichnothe2 and K. Johnson3,    1Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom,    2Thünen Institute of Agricultural Technology, Braunschweig, Germany,    3US Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office, Golden, CO, United States

Abstract

It is critical to ensure the sustainability of biomass when used for energy, chemicals, and/or materials in the future bioeconomy. This does not only apply to the feedstock, a common focus within traditional bioenergy assessments; it also needs to consider the wider value chain, that is, from feedstock production through end use, including a range of coproducts, to end-of-life. The ...

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