Bioenergy Production Potentials from Degraded and Marginal Land

B. Wicke & A.P.C. Faaij
This study assesses the technical and economic potentials of bioenergy production on degraded and marginal land using two examples. In addition, environmental impacts of using this type of land for bioenergy production are evaluated. Three main conclusions can be drawn. Firstly, bioenergy production on degraded and marginal land has a substantial potential for contributing to regional energy consumption. Secondly, the analysis of economic performance suggests that bioenergy production on these land types can in many...