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Multifunctional perennial production systems for bioenergy: performance and progress

Englund, Oskar and Dimitriou, Ioannis and Dale, Virginia H. and Kline, Keith L. and Mola-Yudego, Blas and Murphy, Fionnuala and English, Burton and McGrath, John and Busch, Gerald and Negri, Maria Cristina and Brown, Mark and Goss, Kevin and Jackson, Sam and Parish, Esther S. and Cacho, Jules and Zumpf, Colleen and Quinn, John and Mishra, Shruti K. (2020). Multifunctional perennial production systems for bioenergy: performance and progress. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Energy and Environment. 9 , e375 , 1-24
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As the global population increases and becomes more affluent, biomass demands for food and biomaterials will increase. Demand growth is further accelerated by the implementation of climate policies and strategies to replace fossil resources with biomass. There are, however, concerns about the size of the prospective biomass demand and the environmental and social consequences of the corresponding resource mobilization, especially concerning impacts from the associated land-use change. Strategically integrating perennials into landscapes dominated by intensive agriculture can, for example, improve biodiversity, reduce soil erosion and nutrient emissions to water, increase soil carbon, enhance pollination, and avoid or mitigate flooding events. Such "multifunctional perennial production systems" can thus contribute to improving overall land-use sustainability, while maintaining or increasing overall biomass productivity in the landscape. Seven different cases in different world regions are here reviewed to exemplify and evaluate (a) multifunctional production systems that have been established to meet emerging bioenergy demands, and (b) efforts to identify locations where the establishment of perennial crops will be particularly beneficial. An important barrier towards wider implementation of multifunctional systems is the lack of markets, or policies, compensating producers for enhanced ecosystem services and other environmental benefits. This deficiency is particularly important since prices for fossil-based fuels are low relative to bioenergy production costs. Without such compensation, multifunctional perennial production systems will be unlikely to contribute to the development of a sustainable bioeconomy.This article is categorized under:Bioenergy > Systems and InfrastructureBioenergy > Climate and EnvironmentEnergy Policy and Planning > Climate and Environment

Authors/Creators:Englund, Oskar and Dimitriou, Ioannis and Dale, Virginia H. and Kline, Keith L. and Mola-Yudego, Blas and Murphy, Fionnuala and English, Burton and McGrath, John and Busch, Gerald and Negri, Maria Cristina and Brown, Mark and Goss, Kevin and Jackson, Sam and Parish, Esther S. and Cacho, Jules and Zumpf, Colleen and Quinn, John and Mishra, Shruti K.
Title:Multifunctional perennial production systems for bioenergy: performance and progress
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:9
Article number:e375
Number of Pages:24
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:2041-8396
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 209 Industrial Biotechnology > Bioenergy
Keywords:bioenergy, biomass, land use, multifunctional production systems, perennial crops
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105694
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105694
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DOI10.1002/wene.375
Web of Science (WoS)000531434000001
ID Code:17387
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Crop Production Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:02 Sep 2020 09:57
Metadata Last Modified:02 Sep 2020 09:57

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