Sustainability or positive impact? bioenergy and industrial crops must move into regenerative agriculture models. sd

Palm oil, canola/rapeseed biofuels, perennial crops for second generation and aviation biofuels, afforestation and woody species to replace coal and gas in hating systems; all of them can be compatible with circular economy, renewable energy and off grid systems in order to promote smart climate agriculture, positive impacts in biodiversity and a new approach to sequester CO2

We have already written several posts about our methodology which focuses on the following aspects:

  • Perennial agriculture, agro-forestry, analogue forestry combined with grains, annual oil-crops, starch crops and species adapted to marginal lands.
  • Soil amendments, compost ad biofertilizers as a co product in bioenergy systems and agriculture
  • Integration with food systems
  • Positive land use changes (e.g. mining sector and reclamation lands, areas with wildfires, desertification in abandoned and marginal lands)
  • Erosion control strategies
  • Increments in soil organic matter in the long erm
  • Use of waste materials from agri-industries, renewable energy options such as ashes, digestate from anaerobic digesters, biochar from pyrolizers, as well as forestry and livestock and agriculture (e.g. manure, straw, chips).
  • Cover crops, legume trees and fodder solutions
  • Multifunctional Landscape Management
  • Out-growers for food and feedstock: social inclusive models and gender policy
Design of a multifunctional landscape by integrating cellulosic biofuel production into an existing agricultural system. Source: Ssegane et al 2015
Sustainable Development Goals - Last Decade | World Scouting
United National 17 sustainable goals that are compatible with a multifunctional biomass system and regenerative agriculture¡

Some of this are part of our present projects as we explain here below: