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Introduction to Section IV

ByJ. P. M. Sanders, J. W. A. Langeveld

So far, this book has presented materials on biobased innovations, their application, and steering mechanisms. Section I introduced principles of biobased economy, as well as processes related to the introduction, application and implementation of biobased related innovations, plus aspects of sustainability that might be affected as a result. Other chapters in Section I discussed processes determining crop production, and showed how genetic potential, input use and agro-ecological conditions determine crop yield. Yields affect issues of sustainability, in particular nutrient emissions, application of agro-chemicals and are thereby major factors of energy and GHG balances.