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Les bioraffineries éco-efficientes. Un techno-fix pour surmonter la limitation des ressources? [Eco-efficient biorefineries: Techno-fix for resource constraints?]

Levidow, Les (2015). Les bioraffineries éco-efficientes. Un techno-fix pour surmonter la limitation des ressources? [Eco-efficient biorefineries: Techno-fix for resource constraints?]. Économie rurale, 349-350 pp. 31–55.

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Abstract

An eco-efficient bioeconomy has been widely promoted to alleviate resource constraints of rising global demand. An integrated, diversified biorefinery would convert diverse non-food biomass into valuable products, thus providing input-substitutes for fossil fuels within current infrastructures. This agenda intensifies various resource burdens and market competition to supply cheap biomass. Biorefinery innovation trajectories have the same drivers as the current production-consumption patterns expanding global demand for food, feed, fuel, etc. More efficient, flexible conversion of biomass will strengthen financial incentives to intensify resource extraction, especially by industrialising agri-forestry systems. Such a techno-fix depends on cheapening resource supplies without paying for their societal and environmental costs.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 Les Levidow
ISSN: 0021-857X
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Co-operative Research on Environmental Problems in Europe’ (CREPE)217647European Commission
Extra Information: The original English-language version will not be web-posted by the journal for another year but is made available here.
Keywords: integrated, diversified biorefinery; resource constraints, techno-fix; eco-efficient technology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
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Item ID: 45268
Depositing User: Les Levidow
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 15:36
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 10:30
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45268
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