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dc.contributor.authorAnja Hansen, Anja Hansen
dc.contributor.authorBudde, Jörn
dc.contributor.authorKaratay, Yusuf Nadi
dc.contributor.authorProchnow, Annette
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-03T00:26:14Z
dc.date.available2019-06-28T13:38:28Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://oar.tib.eu/jspui/handle/123456789/4590
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34657/233-
dc.description.abstractCarbon (C) is a central element in organic compounds and is an indispensable resource for life. It is also an essential production factor in bio-based economies, where biomass serves many purposes, including energy generation and material production. Biomass conversion is a common case of transformation between different carbon-containing compounds. At each transformation step, C might be lost. To optimize the C use, the C flows from raw materials to end products must be understood. The estimation of how much of the initial C in the feedstock remains in consumable products and delivers services provides an indication of the C use efficiency. We define this concept as Carbon Utilization Degree (CUDe) and apply it to two biomass uses: biogas production and hemp insulation. CUDe increases when conversion processes are optimized, i.e., residues are harnessed and/or losses are minimized. We propose CUDe as a complementary approach for policy design to assess C as an asset for bio-based production. This may lead to a paradigm shift to see C as a resource that requires sustainable exploitation. It could complement the existing methods that focus solely on the climate impact of carbon.
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherBasel : MDPI
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSustainability, Volume 8, Issue 10-
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ger
dc.subjectBio-economy
dc.subjectbioenergy
dc.subjectbiogas
dc.subjectbiomass
dc.subjectcarbon efficiency
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subjectnatural fibers
dc.subjectpolicy decision support
dc.subjectproductivity
dc.subjecttransformation
dc.subject.ddc630
dc.titleCUDe — Carbon utilization degree as an indicator for sustainable biomass use
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dc.description.versionpublishedVersioneng
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wgl.subjectLandwirtschaftger
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dc.relation.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/su8101028
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journalTitleSustainability-
local.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34657/233-
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