Focus of this project is on the improvement of economic tools and methods to assess the macro-economic impacts of new advanced biorefinery options. Tools should be able to assess the contribution of these new technologies in terms of Gross Domestic Product, sectoral value added, employment and the trade balance.
To enable this assessment the treatment and representation of the chemical and electricity sectors and their linkage with the agricultural sectors should be enhanced in the economic modelling framework.
Goal of this project is to include new biobased economy flows in a computer model, MAGNET. For that reason, we intend to link technical potentials of biobased options and the biorefinery with economic figures. Expected output of the proposed advanced MAGNET model is a computer tool, that contains an option to define and to run scenarios.
The duration of this project is from 2011 until 2015.
Activities in this project in 2011 are:
- Further improvement of economic tools and methods to assess the macro-economic impacts of new advanced biorefinery options
- Develop economic modelling framework with chemical, electricity and agricultural sectors.
Expected outputs are:
- MAGNET model that will include new biobased economy flows, e.g. the representation of the biorefinery
- Operational computer model, which is capable to run scenarios
A model-based assessment of the food security impacts of changes in bioenergy productionThe Hague : LEI, part of Wageningen UR (Global BioPact (WP4) Report )
Estimating the costs of reducing CO2 emission via avoided deforestation with integrated assessment modelling
Household modelling in MAGNET; final report 2012The Hague : LEI, part of Wageningen UR
Labour Supply Curves for EU Member and Candidate States: An applied general equilibrium analysis. Agricultural and Rural Policy, Factor Markets Working PapersThe Hague : LEI, part of Wageningen UR (Food security and development policy, factor markets working papers 26) - p.