Evaluation of Bioresource Value Models: Sustainable Development in the Agriculture Biorefinery Sector
Journal of Agriculture and Food Research 2022
Nidhiben Arvindbhai Patel, Maksims Feofilovs, Dagnija Blumberga

The bioeconomy policies and sustainable development goals are a more focused area in the past few years due to their increasing significance in every sector. This research contributes to developing a better bioeconomy strategy concerning its Sustainability within the agricultural biorefinery sector by reviewing the bioeconomy modeling tools. A review shows the multidisciplinary features of the modeling tools; therefore, to analyze these modeling tools under one frame, specific criteria have been selected and evaluated by using the semi-quantitative analysis. A key idea of this study is to evaluate the five different types of bioeconomy modeling tools to estimate the bioresource added value. The Multi-Criteria Analysis approach has been used to compare the bioeconomy modeling tools considering the multidisciplinary feature of the modeling tools within the frame of sustainability development. The study finds that the LCA is the most suitable model to evaluate the bioresource added values. The methodology provides an accurate analysis, and the bioresource value can be estimated by using this novel approach.

Agriculture biorefinery | Bioeconomy modeling tools | Bioresources | Multi-criteria analysis | Sustainable development

Patel, N., Feofilovs, M., Blumberga, D. Evaluation of Bioresource Value Models: Sustainable Development in the Agriculture Biorefinery Sector. Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 2022, Vol. 10, Article number 100367. ISSN 2666-1543. Pieejams: doi:10.1016/j.jafr.2022.100367

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