Innovations and Perspectives of Industrial and Bioenergy Crops for Bioeconomy Development

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March 2022
380 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-3519-7 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-3520-3 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Innovations and Perspectives of Industrial and Bioenergy Crops for Bioeconomy Development that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Environmental & Earth Sciences

The production of industrial and bioenergy crops has been the subject of scientific research for many years; however, the implementation of previously proposed solutions for commercial production is still at an early stage. It should be emphasized that when developing the production of industrial and bioenergy crops on agricultural lands, it is important to avoid land-use competition with the production of food and feed. It is well justified, for initiating the sustainable production of industrial and bioenergy crops, to promote efficient species for growing on marginal lands, which are unsuitable or less suitable for food or feed production. Another important point is that industrial and bioenergy crops should include nonfood and nonfeed crops and generate agricultural products categorized as commodities and/or raw materials for industrial goods and bioenergy.

These industrial and bioenergy crops can become an important source of biomass. Of course, the concept of their cultivation for nonfood (and/or nonfeed) uses is not new but, despite considerable investment in research and development, little progress has been made with regard to the introduction of such crops and their products into the market. Therefore, the papers focus on innovations and perspectives regarding sustainable industrial and bioenergy crops production, logistic chains, biomass quality, utilization and cascade biomass use for bioeconomy, socio-economic and energy analyses, etc.

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harvesting; work productivity; supply chain; harvesting efficiency; Salix; genoype × site interaction; survivability; biometric features; plant height; fresh biomass yield; dry biomass yield; Miscanthus; nitrogen fertilization; rhizomes; stem; leaves; consumer choices; eucalyptus; firewood; Italy; multilevel logistic regression model; willingness to consume; tobacco biomass; energy yield; higher heating value; biogas potential; Nicotiana tabacum; energy crops; planting density; calorific value; SRC; hulled wheat species; energy; life cycle assessment; Tenebrio molitor; edible insects; larval development; feed conversion ratio; agricultural and industrial residues; lignocellulosic biomass; bioconversion; agroforestry; biodiversity; bioeconomy; biomass supply; circular economy; organic farming; perennial crops; quarry; syntropy; vegetation restoration; SRC; willow; varieties; yield; biometric features; marginal soil; biological diversity; marginal land; cup plant; perennial energy crop; energy expenses; biogas; biomass yield; willow SRC; energy plants; ground beetles; Carabidae; ecosystem services; invertebrate biodiversity; willow-leaf sunflower; Jerusalem artichoke; supercritical extraction; water as co-solvent; antimicrobial activity; biocidal effect; bioenergy crop; cup plant; groundwater; growth; invasive potential; reproductive potential; Silphium perfoliatum; soil moisture; water table distance; Miscanthus; energy biomass; yields; invasive behavior; economics; common osier; fertilization; dry matter yield; soil chemical parameters; soil bulk density; water-stable aggregates; soil microbial carbon; willow browse; soluble carbohydrates; browsing damage; cervids; gas chromatography; aboveground; belowground part of Miscanthus × giganteus; ash; potassium; calcium; sulphur content; uptake; bioproduction; CAP payments; sustainable agriculture; Poland; unutilized agricultural areas (uUAA); abandoned areas; land use and land-use change; carbon sequestration; soil properties (physical and chemical); polyphenols; supercritical CO2 extraction; perennial industrial crops; antioxidant activity; silvergrass; Jerusalem artichoke; willowleaf sunflower; cup plant; prairie cordgrass; n/a