Integrated Food Energy Systems

The integration of (bio) energy services with non-energy products and services is not only an issue for deployment itself, but also to one of the fundamental potential conflicts related to bioenergy: the potential conflict with production of food, especially in LDCs. Therefore, the integrated systems of special importance for developing countries are Integrated Food-Energy Systems (IFES), where special attention is given to maximising the overall returns and addressing food provision and food security internally in the system design rather than something to be considered separately.  Discussed in this section is an overview of IFES, including several best practice and case studies. 

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