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Main Title: Bridging the Gaps for a ‘Circular’ Bioeconomy: Selection Criteria, Bio-Based Value Chain and Stakeholder Mapping
Author(s): Lokesh, Kadambari
Ladu, Luana
Summerton, Louise
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Bio-products and bio-based value chains have been identified as one of the most promising pathways to attaining a resource-efficient circular economy. Such a “valorization and value-addition” approach incorporates an intricate network of processes and actors, contributing to socio-economic growth, environmental benefits and technological advances. In the present age of limited time and funding models to achieve ambitious sustainable development targets, whilst mitigating climate change, a systematic approach employing two-tier multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) can be useful in supporting the identification of promising bio-based value chains, that are significant to the EU plans for the bio-economy. Their identification is followed by an elaborate mapping of their value chains to visualize/foresee the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges attributable to those bio-based value chains. To demonstrate this methodology, a systematic review of 12 bio-based value chains, prevalent in the EU, sourcing their starting material from biomass and bio-waste, has been undertaken. The selected value chains are mapped to visualize the linkages and interactions between the different stages, chain actors, employed conversion routes, product application and existing/potential end-of-life options. This approach will help chain-actors, particularly investors and policy-makers, understand the complexities of such multi-actor systems and make informed decisions.
URI: https://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/9934
http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-8944
Issue Date: 23-May-2018
Date Available: 30-Aug-2019
DDC Class: 333 Boden- und Energiewirtschaft
Subject(s): value chain
multi-criteria decision analysis
circular economy
value chain-mapping
bioeconomy
Sponsor/Funder: EC/H2020/727740/Sustainability Transition Assessment and Research of Bio-based Products/STAR-ProBio
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Journal Title: Sustainability
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher Place: Basel
Volume: 10
Issue: 6
Article Number: 1695
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/su10061695
EISSN: 2071-1050
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