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  1. Recently, several papers have assessed land use consequences of biofuel expansion. In the absence of empirical evidence, these papers assigned subjective values to extensive margin (productivity of new croplan...

    Authors: Farzad Taheripour, Qianlai Zhuang, Wallace E Tyner and Xiaoliang Lu

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:25

    Content type: Original article

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  2. Due to a rapid urbanization process in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile (MRS), the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated has increased considerably within the last years. MSW should be ma...

    Authors: Tahnee González Martínez, Klaus-Rainer Bräutigam and Helmut Seifert

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:24

    Content type: Original article

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  3. Forward-thinking governments recognize that local renewable resource use is crucial to the resilience of communities and are developing and implementing community energy plans (CEPs). Guelph, Ontario, (Canada)...

    Authors: Joseph H McIntyre

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:23

    Content type: Original article

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  4. Energy input in agriculture has increased tremendously and accounts for about 17% of total energy consumed in the USA. Precision agriculture involves knowledge-based technical management systems to optimize ap...

    Authors: Ganesh C Bora, John F Nowatzki and David C Roberts

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:22

    Content type: Original article

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  5. Climate change has become a concern of both policy makers and consumers. Transportation constitutes a key source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; hence, alternative transportation fuels with reduced GHG emis...

    Authors: Adrienne E Marra, Kimberly L Jensen, Christopher D Clark, Burton C English and Dustin K Toliver

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:21

    Content type: Original article

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  6. Nonindustrial private forest owners (NIPFs) in Finland are important stakeholders of forest management and roundwood supply decisions. Their role will also be significant to supply energy wood to meet Finland'...

    Authors: Pradipta Halder, Timo Weckroth, Qu Mei and Paavo Pelkonen

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:19

    Content type: Short communication

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  7. Biogas made from main crops (e.g., corn) is commonly used for producing electricity and heat. Nevertheless, the production of energy from monocultures is highly unsustainable and not truly renewable. Since nei...

    Authors: Nora Niemetz and Karl-Heinz Kettl

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:18

    Content type: Original article

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  8. Islands often depend on the import of fossil fuels for power generation. Due to the combined effect of high oil prices and transportation costs, energy supply systems based on renewable energies are already ab...

    Authors: Kristina Bognar, Philipp Blechinger and Frank Behrendt

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:14

    Content type: Original article

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  9. Biogas production from lignocellulosic feedstock not competing with food production can contribute to a sustainable bioenergy system. The hydrolysis is the rate-limiting step in the anaerobic digestion of soli...

    Authors: Heike Sträuber, Martina Schröder and Sabine Kleinsteuber

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:13

    Content type: Original article

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  10. This review gives an overview of the current knowledge concerning the problem of foam formation in the process of anaerobic digestion in biogas plants that utilize renewable resources or biogenic waste materia...

    Authors: Lucie Moeller, Kati Goersch, Juergen Neuhaus, Andreas Zehnsdorf and Roland Arno Mueller

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:12

    Content type: Review

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  11. The synthesis of 2-hydroxyisobutyric acid (2-HIB), a promising building block for, e.g., Plexiglas® production, is described as an example for a clean and sustainable bioproduction.

    Authors: Denise Przybylski, Thore Rohwerder, Hauke Harms and Roland H Mueller

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:11

    Content type: Original article

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  12. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in using micro-renewable energy sources. However, planning has not yet developed methodological approaches (1) for spatially optimizing residential develo...

    Authors: Claudia Palmas, Emanuela Abis, Christina von Haaren and Andrew Lovett

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:10

    Content type: Original article

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  13. Within the last decade, the biogas branch has become an important economic sector in Germany. Many arguments are used to support a further and rapid expansion of local biogas plants in both quantity and capaci...

    Authors: Anke Bischoff

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:9

    Content type: Original article

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  14. In this study, a general model of a hybrid off-grid energy system is developed, which can be adjusted to reflect real conditions in order to achieve economical and ecological optimisation of off-grid energy sy...

    Authors: Fabian Huneke, Johannes Henkel, Jairo Alberto Benavides González and Georg Erdmann

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:7

    Content type: Original article

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  15. Empirical research on the local economic effects associated with decentralized electricity generation from renewable sources has only just started. So far, most studies focus on quantifying economic effects an...

    Authors: Britta Klagge and Tobias Brocke

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:5

    Content type: Original

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  16. Biofuels may play a significant role in regard to carbon emission reduction in the transportation sector. Therefore, a thermochemical process for biomass conversion into synthetic chemicals and fuels is being ...

    Authors: Nicolaus Dahmen, Edmund Henrich, Eckhard Dinjus and Friedhelm Weirich

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:3

    Content type: Original

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  17. The enzymatic desizing of starch-sized cotton fabrics leads to wastewaters with an extremely high chemical oxygen demand due to its high sugar content. Nowadays, these liquors are still disposed without use, r...

    Authors: Klaus Opwis, Thomas Mayer-Gall, Jochen S Gutmann, Christoph Dammer, Tanja Titscher, Anna Nickisch-Hartfiel, Oliver Grün, Christoph Spurk, Christine Schloderer, Axel Köppe, Christian Dörfler and Herbert Bachus

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:1

    Content type: Original

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  18. In 2009 the German funding programme for "Promoting Projects to Optimise the Use of Biomass for Energy Production" ("Biomass for Energy") has started and fostered a wide range of projects to combine sustainabl...

    Authors: Daniela Thrän, Diana Pfeiffer, Angela Gröber, Stefan Steiert, Vanessa Zeller, Christian Weiser, Peter Deumelandt, Peter Zimmermann and Wolfgang Wimmer

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2011 1:7

    Content type: Short communication

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  19. Recent scientific investigations have revealed a correlation between nutrition habits and the environmental impacts of agriculture. So, it is obviously worthwhile to study what effects a change in diet has on ...

    Authors: Karin Fazeni and Horst Steinmüller

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2011 1:6

    Content type: Original

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  20. A new sustainable technology has been designed by Fondazione Bruno Kessler through its unit Renewable Energies and Environmental Technologies. This technology is realized integrating in a single system (1) a S...

    Authors: Luigi Crema, Fabrizio Alberti, Alberto Bertaso and Alessandro Bozzoli

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2011 1:5

    Content type: Original

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  21. Elodea nuttallii (PLANCH) St. John, an aquatic plant native to North America, shows invasive traits outside of its area of origin. In Europe, the plant has spread rapidly in water bodies. In Germany, the massive ...

    Authors: Marcela Muñoz Escobar, Maryna Voyevoda, Christoph Fühner and Andreas Zehnsdorf

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2011 1:4

    Content type: Short communication

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  22. The turn to sustainable energy system is a major societal goal at the global level. In this paper, we argue that this radical shift in energy provision towards increased energy efficiency and the use of renewa...

    Authors: Gernot Stoeglehner, Nora Niemetz and Karl-Heinz Kettl

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2011 1:2

    Content type: Original

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  23. Authors: Michael Narodoslawsky and Dagmar Fiedler

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2011 1:1

    Content type: Editorial

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