Special Issue "Energy Sources from Agriculture and Rural Areas"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sources".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 13 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Vitaliy Krupin
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Guest Editor
Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development, Polish Academy of Sciences (IRWiR PAN), 00-330 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: rural and agricultural development; development policies; rural economy; competitiveness of agriculture; greenhouse gasses; international trade
Dr. Roman Podolets
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Guest Editor
Institute of Economics and Forecasting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 01011 Kyiv, Ukraine
Interests: energy economics; energy modeling; renewable energy; energy strategies

Special Issue Information

This Special Issue is devoted to energy generation within rural areas, including the agricultural sector. Such technologies and application practices vary depending on the type of agricultural activity, local natural conditions, and external factors, thus globally creating a multitude of possible approaches and applications of technologies in particular conditions. We encourage going beyond the strict technological perception and enriching it based on a multidisciplinary approach, making it possible to pursue an understanding of not only energy generation technologies, but also conditions of their implementation and possible measures to increase their efficiency (technological, economic, environmental, and other).

Energy produced within or in addition to agricultural activities supplies the direct needs of farms, as well as other entities through the energy market. Even though it is an integral part of so-called “renewable sources”, agriculture’s distinct features create preconditions and necessity for research on technologies aimed at the generation of energy within agriculture itself. This is needed for both directly addressing such technologies, as well as for substantiation of measures available to ensure the development of complex approaches towards ensuring sustainability in agriculture. It is also crucial considering the policies aimed particularly at the development of agriculture and rural areas (e.g., the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy).

A multitude of economic, social, environmental, and institutional factors constantly modify the conditions for agricultural production, inflicting positive or negative effects upon its structure, output, and efficiency. Climate change issues are forcing agricultural entities to mitigate their negative effect upon the environment, while also creating the necessity to adapt and maintain proper efficiency and output levels. All of these influence the sustainability of rural areas and agriculture, both in terms of its primary production focus, as well as its input into the generation and use of energy.

Dr. Vitaliy Krupin
Dr. Roman Podolets
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • rural areas
  • agriculture
  • farming
  • agricultural energy sources
  • bio-energy
  • crop production
  • energy crops
  • biomass
  • livestock production
  • enteric fermentation
  • manure management
  • solid biofuels
  • liquid biofuels
  • biogas
  • greenhouse gasses
  • sustainable agriculture
  • bio-economy

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Crop Residue Removal: Assessment of Future Bioenergy Generation Potential and Agro-Environmental Limitations Based on a Case Study of Ukraine
Energies 2020, 13(20), 5343; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13205343 - 14 Oct 2020
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This study assesses the bioenergy generation potential of crop residues in Ukraine for the year 2030. Projections of agricultural development are made based on the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM) and verified against available Agricultural Member State Modeling (AGMEMOD) results in regard to [...] Read more.
This study assesses the bioenergy generation potential of crop residues in Ukraine for the year 2030. Projections of agricultural development are made based on the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM) and verified against available Agricultural Member State Modeling (AGMEMOD) results in regard to the six main crops cultivated in Ukraine (wheat, barley, corn, sunflower, rape and soya). Two agricultural development scenarios are assessed (traditional and innovative), facilitating the projection of future crop production volumes and yields for the selected crops. To improve precision in defining agro-environmental limitations (the share of crop residues necessary to be kept on the fields to maintain soil fertility for the continuous cultivation of crops), yield-dependent residue-to-product ratios (RPRs) were applied and the levels of available soil nutrients for regions of Ukraine (in regard to nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and humus) were estimated. The results reveal the economically feasible future bioenergy generation potential of crop residues in Ukraine, equaling 3.6 Mtoe in the traditional agricultural development scenario and 10.7 Mtoe in the innovative development scenario. The projections show that, within the latter scenario, wheat, corn and barley combined are expected to provide up to 81.3% of the bioenergy generation potential of crop residues. Full article
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Title: Crop Residue Removal: Assessment of Future Bioenergy Generation Potential and Agro-environmental Limitations Based on the Case-study of Ukraine
Authors: Sergii Kyryziuk; Vitaliy Krupin; Olena Borodina; Adam Wąs
Affiliation: Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development, Polish Academy of Sciences

Title: Dynamic Panel Models in Bioeconomy Modeling
Authors: Joanna Szarek; Jakub Piecuc
Affiliation: University of Agriculture in Krakow, Al. Mickiewicza 21, 31-120 Krakow

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