Biobased Resources and Value Chains

  title={Biobased Resources and Value Chains},
  author={Christian Z{\"o}rb and Iris Lewandowski and Ralf Kindervater and U. G{\"o}ttert and Dominik J. Patzelt},
The bioeconomy uses the resources biomass—originating directly or indirectly from plants, microorganisms, or animals—and biological knowledge. A bioeconomist requires knowledge of these resources to be able to plan the resource supply strategy for a bioeconomic activity, to decide which biomass resource is best suited for a specific biobased product chain and how these product chains can be optimized. This chapter describes the characteristics of biomass, important technologies for the… 
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