Special Issue "Energy Sources from Agriculture and Rural Areas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 13 March 2021.
Interests: rural and agricultural development; development policies; rural economy; competitiveness of agriculture; greenhouse gasses; international trade
Interests: energy economics; energy modeling; renewable energy; energy strategies
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
Manuscript Submission Information
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- rural areas
- agricultural energy sources
- crop production
- energy crops
- livestock production
- enteric fermentation
- manure management
- solid biofuels
- liquid biofuels
- greenhouse gasses
- sustainable agriculture
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
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