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Energies 2008, 1(3), 105-119; doi:10.3390/en1030105

Opportunities for a Bio-based Economy in the Netherlands

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Wageningen University and Research Centre, Valorisation of Plant Production Chains. P.O.Box 17, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Diederik van der Hoeven, Daedalus Research and Development, Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Received: 18 September 2008 / Revised: 31 October 2008 / Accepted: 3 November 2008 / Published: 12 November 2008
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Abstract

The shift to a bio-based economy for the Netherlands is not only required because of climate change, but also for industrial strategy reasons. Traditional strongholds of the Dutch economy like the Rotterdam harbour, the agricultural sector (including the greenhouse sector, and food and feed industries) and the petrochemical industry will be affected by the new economic realities, and it is precisely to these sectors that a bio-based economy will offer new opportunities.
Keywords: Biobased economy; agriculture; chemical industry; logistics; policy; biomass Biobased economy; agriculture; chemical industry; logistics; policy; biomass
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Sanders, J.; Van der Hoeven, D. Opportunities for a Bio-based Economy in the Netherlands. Energies 2008, 1, 105-119.

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