Bioenergy from macroalgae: some costs and benefits

Kristinn Hermannsson, Kim Swales

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Abstract

A significant drawback of many bioenergy sources is that energy crops displace alternative land use, such as for food. Responding to this criticism seaweed has been suggested as a source of next generation bioenergy. It is harvested and cultivated on a commercial scale in several countries in Europe (Norway, France), Asia (China, Japan) and South-America (Chile), but in most coastal areas it is relatively underexploited and therefore offers an appealing prospect: at least in principle.
LanguageEnglish
Pages30-36
Number of pages7
JournalFraser of Allander Economic Commentary
VolumeSpecial Edition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2013

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Bioenergy
Costs and benefits
China
Chile
Asia
Coast
Land use
Japan
Criticism
Food
France
Energy
Norway
Crops

Keywords

  • biomass
  • energy
  • bioenergy

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Hermannsson, Kristinn ; Swales, Kim. / Bioenergy from macroalgae : some costs and benefits. In: Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary. 2013 ; Vol. Special Edition, No. 4. pp. 30-36.
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