Non-food Crops to Industry Schemes for a European Bio-based Industry and Sustainable Agriculture

M. Christou, E. Alexopoulou, U.R. Fritsche, E. Papadopoulou, A. Monti, L. Nissen, U. Schurr, E. Schmid, I. Alatsidis, R. Stefanidou, C. Panoutsou, K. Heller, P. Baraniecki, D. Milioni, T. Margaritopoulou, V. Zucchini, A. Grigore, X. Pages, C. Alfos & M. Reiders
This paper is a concise report of optimum choices of crops representative for the EU27 agriculture to supply the oil, fiber and other specialty products markets, in the light of crop performances, biotechnology options, economic, socio­economic and environmentally sustainable options, and state of the non­food markets in the EU27. The cultivation of conventional food crops for non­food uses is characterised by mature commercial yields, and well understood crop management and logistics therefore present lower risks...