Economics of Sustainable Energy in Agriculture

  • Ekko C. van Ierland
  • Alfons Oude Lansink

Part of the Economy & Environment book series (ECEN, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Alfons Oude Lansink, Ekko C. van Ierland, Gustavo Best
    Pages 1-7
  3. Energy use efficiency and intensity in agriculture

    1. Tanja J. de Koeijer, G. A. Ada Wossink, A. Bert Smit, S. (Bas) R. M. Janssens
      Pages 11-25
    2. Kyosti Pietola, Alfons Oude Lansink
      Pages 41-55
  4. Biomass production: Technical issues

  5. Biomass production and land use

    1. Nicolai C. Jungk, Guido A. Reinhardt, Sven O. Gärtner
      Pages 105-119
    2. G. van Cornelis Kooten, Emina Krcmar, Peter J. Graham
      Pages 135-154
  6. Agriculture and other sources of sustainable energy

  7. Scenarios and policies for sustainable energy

    1. Huang Liming, Ekko C. van Ierland
      Pages 205-215
    2. Stelios Rozakis, Jean-Claude Sourie, Daniel Vanderpooten
      Pages 217-237
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-250

About this book


This book contains up-to-date studies on the economics of sustainable energy in agriculture. The studies focus on energy efficiency improvement and the use of biomass. Specific attention is paid to the economic aspects of land use and the competition for land, both for food production and dedicated energy crops. The book will be of special interest to economists, agronomists, energy experts, and politicians that deal with energy issues in agriculture, both in developing and industrialised countries.

The book is relevant for those who are interested in the topic of global warming and carbon sequestration, and the transition towards carbon-free energy resources.


Climate Change Energy efficiency Greenhouse Gas Organic farming biogas development life-cycle assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Ekko C. van Ierland
    • 1
  • Alfons Oude Lansink
    • 1
  1. 1.Wageningen UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0785-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48018-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1019
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