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Yuliya Voytenko

Yuliya Voytenko Palgan

Senior lecturer

Yuliya Voytenko

Organisational frameworks for straw-based energy systems in Sweden and Denmark

Author

  • Yuliya Voytenko
  • Philip Peck

Summary, in English

This discussion highlights and defines key factors and organisational structures for the transformation of local agro-biomass based bioenery systems in Sweden and Denmark.

Cross case study analysis is applied to 13 examples where straw is used for energy at various scales within a conceptual framework developed by the authors. This also delivers a cross-country comparison of systems and of the stakeholder entrepreneurs involved in

straw-to-energy activities. The paper then delineates four different types of agro-biomass based frameworks for organisation and action. These include ‘small scale local heat production’, ‘medium scale local heat provision with excess for sale’, ‘medium scale

conversion and district heating’, and ‘large scale power or combined heat and power generation’. Three categories of farm-based entrepreneurs (i.e. pluriactive, resource exploiting and portfolio farmer) emerge from case studies and are described in the paper.

Department/s

  • The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Publishing year

2012

Language

English

Pages

34-48

Publication/Series

BIOMASS & BIOENERGY

Volume

38

Issue

Special issue

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Keywords

  • Agroenergy farm
  • business issue
  • innovative concepts
  • stakeholders
  • strategies
  • straw

Status

Published

Project

  • Bioenergy Network of Excellence: Overcoming Barriers to Expanding Bioenergy

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1873-2909