Summary of Biomob Masterclass 2: Feedstocks from wetter ways of farming
In the previous Biomob we discovered that a significant amount of abandoned agricultural land is present in Europe. This unused land can provide the opportunity of filling in the high demand for sustainable feedstocks used in bioenergy and -fuel production. The presentation of professor Berien Elbersen of Wageningen University made clear that within the framework of sustainable biofeedstocks of abandoned lands, the focus should lie on establishing and pursuing win-win situations. As agricultural lands are mostly abandoned due to socio-economic reasons, local rural communities could benefit from the reintegration of these abandoned lands into the agricultural system. The notion of win-win situations returns in this second Biomob, where we analyse and discuss the potential of mobilising wet biofeedstocks.