The Wicked Problem of Promoting Sustainability by Means of Enhanced Biomass Utilization

Promoting sustainability by boosting projects enhancing biomass utilization turned out to be a nested type of a wicked problem for the EU, if only for the unbalanced competition for (productive) land and diverse biomasses. Within the EU-scheme of Interregional collaboration it boiled down to develop a coherent set of very regionally specific projects each with a lasting sustainable impact. How to manage it? The EU promoted project development by using a combination of first top-down stratified invitations, and second bottom-up self-organization by the interested parties, backed up with light EU-coaching and basic facilitation, while requiring regional co-funding. It resulted in the ARBOR-project, which comprises of 15 actions, ranging from the realization of gas-grid injection from highroad-verges grass biogas-plants, via synergy park development, till of a city center biomass hub for woodstoves heating system.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
2013
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN #: 1559-2448 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/155145
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 16
Special Issue A
Page range:
45-50
Total Pages:
6
JEL Codes:
Q10
Note:
This article is part of volume 2 of a Special Issue devoted to wicked problems in agribusiness. For more information visit: www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 16
Issue A




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