The battle for biomass: A systematic review of food-feed-fuel competition

28 October 2019
Biomass
Food
Fuel
Land-use policy
Human diet
Abigail Muscat et al

Cite as: Muscat A, de Olde EM, de Boer IJM & Ripoll-Bosch R (2019), ‘The battle for biomass: A systematic review of food-feed-fuel competition’, Global Food Securityhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2019.100330 (available on-line 28 October 2019).

Open access: Available in open access at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2019.100330.

Highlights: 

  • Food, feed and fuel production compete for natural and economic resources.
  • Seven factors determine the availability and effective use of biomass and resources.
  • Studies reviewed set priorities for biomass according to different perspectives.
  • Knowledge gaps and uncertainties hamper the effective use of biomass.
  • A framework setting priority for biomass for human consumption first is suggested.

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