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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Rainer Präsoll (2012): Normative und ökonomische Rahmenbedingungen für Biodiesel in Österreich.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landtechnik, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 269. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Alternative drive systems and fuels promise a number of advantages but at the same time most of them still could not achieve mass impact and commercial utilization. This master thesis deals with the question of whether biodiesel is a suitable instrument to address the climate challenge and the normative and economic framework for the use of this alternative to fossil energy sources in the Austrian and European context. The main result is: Biodiesel can be one module of sustainable mobility. The strategic focus of stakeholders in the biodiesel value chain is based mainly on the potential biomass and biodiesel production as well as on intended ecological effects. Currently, untapped reserves are available and should definitely be used. The conditions therefor have to be organized in a way to prevent threats to sustainable development, for example land use changes or effects on food prices. Bioenergy is a cross-cutting issue that does not only include aspects of energy, agriculture and environment. Other issues regarding transport-, foreign trade-, development- and safety-policy also play a decisive role. In addition, the volatility of increasingly interlinked agricultural and energy markets, which are characterized by particularly strong strategic interests of many stakeholders, has to be taken into consideration. Finally, an ecologically and technologically focused engagement is also measured from an economic perspective. In addition to the reduction in complexity and dynamics and the high degree of scientific uncertainty surrounding the subject matter, a wide range of interests has to be taken into account and balanced. The presented selection of different insights and perspectives will contribute to such a fact-oriented, integrated consideration of opportunities and risks of biodiesel.

Beurteilende(r): Weingartmann Herbert

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