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The Role of Trials and Demonstration Projects in the Development of a Sustainable Bioeconomy

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  • Arne Martin Fevolden

    () (Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK), University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1108 Blindern, Oslo NO-0317, Norway
    Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), P.O. Box 2815 Tøyen, Oslo NO-0608, Norway)

  • Lars Coenen

    () (Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3057, Australia
    Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (Circle), Lund University, Lund SE-22100, Sweden)

  • Teis Hansen

    () (Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), P.O. Box 2815 Tøyen, Oslo NO-0608, Norway
    Department of Human Geography, Lund University, Sölvegatan 10, Lund SE-223 62, Sweden)

  • Antje Klitkou

    () (Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), P.O. Box 2815 Tøyen, Oslo NO-0608, Norway)

Abstract

This article provides an overview of the literature on demonstration projects and trials, and accounts for how insights drawn from this literature can contribute to the development of a sustainable bioeconomy. The article reviews the literature on demonstration projects and trials, covering both more broad-based studies on demonstration projects mainly carried out in the US and more specific studies on demonstration projects for energy technologies carried out in Europe, the US, and Japan. The aim of the article is to account for how demonstration projects and trials can contribute to the development of a sustainable bioeconomy.

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  • Arne Martin Fevolden & Lars Coenen & Teis Hansen & Antje Klitkou, 2017. "The Role of Trials and Demonstration Projects in the Development of a Sustainable Bioeconomy," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 9(3), pages 1-15, March.
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    Keywords

    bioeconomy; demonstration projects and trials; organizational solutions; learning outcomes;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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