Sustainability of Biofuels and Bioproducts: Socio-Economic Impact Assessment

D. Rutz, R. Janssen, J.A.J. Van Eijck, A.P.C. Faaij, M. Vis, P. Van Sleen, I. Abban-Mensah, K. Bottriell, P. Gerber, J.A. Hilbert, A. Wright, O. Ouattara, T. Burrell, E.N. Sawe, A. Cárdenas & A. Fallot
Many countries worldwide are increasingly engaging in the promotion of biomass production for industrial uses such as biofuels and bioproducts (chemicals, bioplastics, etc.). Until today, mainly biofuels were supported by European policies, but support for bioproducts is still lacking behind. Thus, also the public sustainability debate concentrated on biofuels, but so far not on bioproducts. Driven by the strong public debate on sustainability aspects, biofuels are confronted with many environmental and socio-economic impacts. For instance,...