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Published July 7, 2020 | Version v1
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Bioenergy cropping systems of tomorrow

  • 1. Department of Biobased Resources in the Bioeconomy (340b), Institute of Crop Science, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2. University of Hohenheim
  • 3. Institute of Physics and Meteorology (120), University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 4. Earth Informatics, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • 5. College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha 410128, Hunan, China
  • 6. IBG-2: Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany & Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC), c/o Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany
  • 7. Institute of Animal Breeding and Husbandry, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
  • 8. MEtRICs, Departamento de Ciências e Tecnologia da Biomassa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
  • 9. Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente (Di3A), University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy


The research objective of this study is the development of long-term sustainable Marginal Agricultural Land Low-Input Systems for industrial crop cultivation. And the research question of this study is: How bioenergy cropping systems of tomorrow could be made more sustainable under social-ecological terms. It was found that there are five main requirements for the development of social-ecologically more sustainable bioenergy cropping systems. And here, four of them are presented and discussed.


This research received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727698 and the University of Hohenheim. N.D.J. received funding from the Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC), supported in the project AP3 Focus Lab. The scientific activities of the Bioeconomy Science Center were financially supported by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research within the framework of the NRW Strategieprojekt BioSC (no. 313/323‐400‐002 13).


e-EUBCE 2020 1BO.13.3-W17283 Bioenergy cropping systems of tomorrow.pdf

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MAGIC – Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a burden into an opportunity 727698
European Commission