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Renewable resources

  • Torsten Gabriel

Abstract

Since the 1990s, a new awareness of the finite nature of fossil resources and the need to diversify raw material resources has led to a sharp increase in research and development in the field of renewable resources in Europe and North America. There has consequently been a significant rise in the cultivation of plants that are not used by the food or feed industry but in energetic or industrial processes. In 2007, over 2% of the world’s agricultural land was being used to grow renewable raw materials.

Keywords

Polylactic Acid Renewable Resource Biogas Plant Insulation Product Alkyl Polyglucosides 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Torsten Gabriel
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)GülzowGermany

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