Assessment of agroforestry residue potentials for the bioeconomy in the European Union

  • The biobased chemical industry is characterised by strong growth. Innovative products and materials such as biopolymers have been developed, and current European demand for biopolymers exceeds the domestic supply. Agroforestry residues can serve as main sources of the basic building blocks for chemicals and materials. This work assesses sustainably available agroforestry residues to feed a high added-value materials and product bioeconomy. To evaluate bioeconomic potential, a structured threestep approach is applied. Cultivation practices, sustainability issues, legislative restrictions, technical limitations and competitive applications are considered. All data regarding bioeconomic potential are processed on a regional level and mapped by ArcGIS. Our results identify wheat straw as the most promising source in the agricultural sector, followed by maize stover, barley straw and rape straw, which all contain a total concentration of lignocellulose of more than 80% of dry matter. In theThe biobased chemical industry is characterised by strong growth. Innovative products and materials such as biopolymers have been developed, and current European demand for biopolymers exceeds the domestic supply. Agroforestry residues can serve as main sources of the basic building blocks for chemicals and materials. This work assesses sustainably available agroforestry residues to feed a high added-value materials and product bioeconomy. To evaluate bioeconomic potential, a structured threestep approach is applied. Cultivation practices, sustainability issues, legislative restrictions, technical limitations and competitive applications are considered. All data regarding bioeconomic potential are processed on a regional level and mapped by ArcGIS. Our results identify wheat straw as the most promising source in the agricultural sector, followed by maize stover, barley straw and rape straw, which all contain a total concentration of lignocellulose of more than 80% of dry matter. In the forestry sector, residue bark from two coniferous species, spruce and pine, is the most promising source, with approximately 70% lignocellulose. Additionally, coniferous bark contains considerable amounts of tannin, which has attracted increasing interest for industrial utilisation. A sensitivity analysis concerning removal rates, residue-to-crop ratios, changes in farming technologies and competing applications is applied at the end of the study to consolidate our results.show moreshow less

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Author:Andrea ThorenzGND, Lars WietschelORCiDGND, Dennis Stindt, Axel TumaGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:384-opus4-380640
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/38064
URL:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652617331025
Parent Title (English):Journal of Cleaner Production
Publisher:Elsevier Verlag
Place of publication:München
Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2017
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2018/03/08
Tag:Biopolymer Straw; Sustainable procurement; Material flow; Regionalisation
Lignocellulose feedstock
Issue:176
First Page:348
Last Page:359
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.143
Institutes:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Materials Resource Management
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre / Lehrstuhl für Production & Supply Chain Management
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Materials Resource Management / Professur für Chemie der Materialien und der Ressourcen
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 50 Naturwissenschaften / 500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
Licence (German):CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0: Creative Commons: Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitung (mit Print on Demand)