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Introduction

  • Yoram KrozerEmail author
  • Michael Narodoslawsky
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Abstract

Bioresources, all goods of biological origin, are used in the production of energy, food, paper, clothes, in construction and for other products, as well as for leisure, tourism, education, science, arts and other services. They are based on the primary production of biomass, which includes harvested and processed algae, fungi, plants, crops, wood and plant residues, and in secondary production using animals and animal residues. Bioresources are considered non-exhaustible because after the disposal of products based on them, they close material cycles and disintegrate into nutrients for plants, animals and ecosystems. In addition, bioresources provide a sink for pollutants. The Economics of Bioresources is concerned with the value of bioresources. This book is focused on opportunities in bioresources. The possibilities of valuable uses alongside fostering nature are presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Twente - CSTM, Enschede and Sustainable Innovations AcademyAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Process and Particle Engineering, Graz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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