Invasive Species Application in Bioeconomy. Case Study Heracleum Sosnowskyi Menden in Latvia
Since there is a constant battle with invasive species – Heracleum Sosnowskyi Menden in Latvia, the case study aim is to evaluate possible solutions for the use of the hogweed and find if there is socio-economic benefit, greater added value and possibility to use it effectively in bioeconomy. The most explored aspect is hogweed use in biobutanol production. Evaluation has been determined with cost-benefit analysis and environmental impact assessment. The obtained testing results shows that producing products with higher added value is biobutanol production.
herecleum sosnowskyi; hogweed; feedstock; biobutanol; invasive species; bioeconomy
Žihare, L., Blumberga, D. Invasive Species Application in Bioeconomy. Case Study Heracleum Sosnowskyi Menden in Latvia. No: Energy Procedia, Latvija, Rīga, 12.-16. oktobris, 2016. Germany: Elsevier, 2017, 238.-241.lpp. ISSN 1876-6102. Pieejams: doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.04.060