Maria Wellisch

Maria Wellisch
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | AAFC · Strategic Policy Branch, Bioeconomy Policy

B. Eng. (Chemical) and Minor in Environmental Studies - McGill University

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March 2011 - present
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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  • Analyst

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Publications (9)
Conference Paper
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Climate change mitigation and the development of more circular economies are driving the conversion of wastes into renewable energy around the globe. At the same time, work is underway to make agricultural production and food supply chains more sustainable. Anaerobic digestion (AD) of livestock manure, crop residues, food processing effluents and m...
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The ongoing debate about costs and benefits of wood-pellet based bioenergy production in the southeastern United States (SE US) requires an understanding of the science and context influencing market decisions associated with its sustainability. Production of pellets has garnered much attention as US exports have grown from negligible amounts in th...
Technical Report
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Agricultural crop residues are relevant types of biomass for bioenergy and other bioproducts as they are by-products of agricultural crop production, and do not require additional land for harvest. Estimates of the potential available for bioenergy and other uses vary significantly. While the theoretical potential is high, the economic availability...
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p>The IEA Bioenergy Task 42 “Biorefining” with its 11 member countries (A, AUS, CA, DK, G, I, IR, J, NL, NZ, USA) has the following definition on biorefining: “Biorefining is the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of bio-based products (food, feed, chemicals, and materials) and bioenergy (biofuels, power and/or heat)”. Wood as a rene...
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Concerns over non-renewable fossil fuel supply and climate change have been driving the Renaissance of bio-based materials. To substantiate environmental claims, the impacts of bio-based materials are typically quantified by applying life cycle assessment (LCA). The internationally agreed LCA standards provide generic recommendations on how to eval...
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Around the world significant able steps are being taken to move from today’s fossil based economy to a more sustainable economy based on biomass. A key factor in the realisation of a successful bio-based economy will be the development of biorefinery systems allowing highly efficient and cost effective processing of biological feedstocks to a range...
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Sustainable biorefineries have a critical role to play in our common future. The need to provide more goods using renewable resources, combined with advances in science and technology, has provided a receptive environment for biorefinery systems development. Biorefineries offer the promise of using fewer non-renewable resources, reducing CO2 emissi...
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This paper deals with a biorefinery classification approach developed within International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Task 42. Since production of transportation biofuels is seen as the driving force for future biorefinery developments, a selection of the most interesting transportation biofuels until 2020 is based on their characteristics to be...

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