Systems Perspectives on Biorefineries 2012
Samlingsverk (redaktörskap), 2012
Replacing fossil fuels with biomass for the production of energy carriers, materials and specialty chemicals
is a challenge that now confronts humanity. In which applications shall we use limited resources
of biomass? How can biomass be refined into the products we want? What is an optimal design of a
biorefinery? How is the most advantageous portfolio of policy instruments designed to realise the biorefineries
of the future?
There is not one final answer to these questions. However, different systems studies can provide us with
complementary pieces of the puzzle. These can be valuable by themselves, or be brought together into a
larger and more complex picture. Systems perspectives on Biorefineries 2012 contains nine chapters that
address different topics related to the immensely important issue of how the world’s biomass resources
can, or should, be converted into the goods we need and desire. The book is far from complete, but it is a
contribution and a start...