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Bioresources and Technologies

  • Michael NarodoslawskyEmail author
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Abstract

The term bioresources represent a vast diversity of materials with an equally vast diversity of origins and properties. Common to all bioresources is that they ultimately utilize nature’s ability to generate complex molecules from carbon dioxide, water and nutrients with the help of solar irradiation by the process of photosynthesis. Herewith, human impact on total natural biomass production is considerable; either by directly using biomass for societal purposes or the impact on land use change as a result of economic and societal activities like agriculture or settlement development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Process and Particle EngineeringGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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