Controlling the Competition Between Various Types of Biomass Use by Means of a Modified Cobweb Model

D.F. Batzias & D.K. Sidiras
Biomass can be used as raw material for (i) energy¬content transformation/utilization (usually after a change of the initial phase, (ii) supporting the food chain mainly by introducing several kinds of fodder, and (iii) producing new materials enabling economic substitution of several old ones (e.g., as sorbents or packaging media). Since biomass is the common raw material, there is some kind of competition as regards the biomass quantities used for each one of these categories. The...