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dc.contributor.authorWang, Jianliangen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Yuruen
dc.contributor.authorBentley, Yongmeien
dc.contributor.authorGeng, Xuen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xiaojieen
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-06T14:43:24Z
dc.date.available2018-08-06T14:43:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-01
dc.identifier.citationWang J, Yang Y, Bentley Y, Geng X, Liu X (2018) 'Sustainability assessment of bioenergy from a global perspective: a review', Sustainability, 10 (8), pp.2739-.en
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su10082739
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622806
dc.description.abstractBioenergy, as a renewable energy resource, is expected to see significant development in the future. However, a key issue that will affect this trend is sustainability of bioenergy. There have been many studies on this topic, but mainly focusing on only one- or two-dimensions of the issue, and also with much of the literature directed at studies of European regions. To help understand the wider scope of bioenergy sustainability, this paper reviews a broad range of current research on the topic, and places the literature into a multi-dimensional framework covering the economic, environmental and ecological, social, and land-related aspects of bioenergy sustainability, as well as a geographical analysis of the areas for which the studies have been carried out. The review indicates that it is hard to draw an overall conclusion on the sustainability of bioenergy because of limited studies or contradictory results in some aspects. In addition, this review shows that crop-based bioenergy and forest bioenergy are seen as the main sources of bioenergy, and that most studies discuss the final utilization of bioenergy as being for electricity generation. Finally, research directions for future study are suggested, based on the literature reviewed here.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant number 71503264) and Humanities and Social Sciences Youth Foundation of the Ministry of Education of China (Grant number 15YJC630121, 13YJC790112).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMDPIen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/8/2739en
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dc.subjectsustainability assessment of bioenergyen
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjectbioenergyen
dc.subjectenergyen
dc.subjectH221 Energy Resourcesen
dc.titleSustainability assessment of bioenergy from a global perspective: a reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChina University of Petroleumen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentChinese Academy of Sciencesen
dc.identifier.journalSustainabilityen
dc.date.updated2018-08-03T00:00:12Z
html.description.abstractBioenergy, as a renewable energy resource, is expected to see significant development in the future. However, a key issue that will affect this trend is sustainability of bioenergy. There have been many studies on this topic, but mainly focusing on only one- or two-dimensions of the issue, and also with much of the literature directed at studies of European regions. To help understand the wider scope of bioenergy sustainability, this paper reviews a broad range of current research on the topic, and places the literature into a multi-dimensional framework covering the economic, environmental and ecological, social, and land-related aspects of bioenergy sustainability, as well as a geographical analysis of the areas for which the studies have been carried out. The review indicates that it is hard to draw an overall conclusion on the sustainability of bioenergy because of limited studies or contradictory results in some aspects. In addition, this review shows that crop-based bioenergy and forest bioenergy are seen as the main sources of bioenergy, and that most studies discuss the final utilization of bioenergy as being for electricity generation. Finally, research directions for future study are suggested, based on the literature reviewed here.


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