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Agro-biomass-to-energy systems in transition economies: cases of Ukraine and Lithuania

  • Yuliya Voytenko
  • Laurencas Raslavičius
Publishing year: 2014
Language: English
Publication/Series: Yearbook 2012 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society
Document type: Book chapter
Publisher: IAS-STS

Abstract english

Economies in transition (EiTs) (e. g. Ukraine (UA), Belarus, Lithuania (LU), Moldova, etc.) face broad needs for energy security enhancement, energy diversification, revitalisation of agriculture and improvements in the state of the environment. Development of national bioenergy potentials can contribute to delivering solutions to these problems. However, EiTs face technical, political, financial, and capacity-based constraints in their transition to bioenergy. This work focuses on bioenergy from agricultural waste in UA and LU as an early emergent area. It applies country based case study analysis and cross-case comparison of straw-to-energy realities in UA and LU. Analysis identifies and describes crucial factors hindering and facilitating the development of agro-bioenergy sectors in the two countries. The outcomes of the paper are principally transferable to other EiTs.


  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


Yuliya Voytenko
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