BIOREFINERIES AND BIOBASED PRODUCTS FROM THE CONSUMER'S POINT OF VIEW

The biorefinery concept is seen as a key approach for the greening of the chemical industry in the coming decades. The paper analyses the view points of consumers with respect to the biorefinery concepts and biobased products in six countries of the EU. Based on a written consumer survey it could be shown that the respondents assessed biorefinery concepts rather positively with negative remarks with respect to increasing monocultures in agriculture or rising food prices. A part of the consumers showed a limited willingness-to-pay for biobased products which depend on the product characteristics, attitudes of consumers and other factors.


Issue Date:
2009-06
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/91330
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/91330
Total Pages:
33
JEL Codes:
M39; R20
Note:
Paper prepared for presentation at the 13th ICABR International Conference on Agricultural Biotechnology: “The emerging bio-economy” Ravello (Italy), 18th to 20th June 2009




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