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SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BIO-REFINERY: AN ANALYSIS WITH FUZZY COGNITIVE MAPS

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Microsoft Word - 00-Forntesp. Quaderno - dsems.doc Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche Università degli Studi di Foggia ____________________________________________________________________ SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BIO-REFINERY: AN ANALYSIS WITH FUZZY COGNITIVE MAPS Antonio Lopolito, Maurizio Prosperi e Roberta Sisto Quaderno n. 19/2009 “Esemplare fuori commercio per il deposito legale agli effetti della legge 15 aprile 2004 n. 106” Quaderno riprodotto dal Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche nel mese di settembre 2009 e depositato ai sensi di legge. Authors only are responsible for the content of this reprint. _______________________________________________________________________________ Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche, Largo Papa Giovanni Paolo II, 1, 71100 Foggia (Italy), Phone +39 0881-75.37.30, Fax +39 0881-77.56.16 1/26 SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BIO-REFINERY: AN ANALYSIS WITH FUZZY COGNITIVE MAPS1 A. Lopolito2; M. Prosperi3; R. Sisto4 1 Introduction Apart from considering its social and economic relevance related to its function of producing food, agriculture also represents a key issue in the European reflection on the protection of the natural environment and its main featuring aspects such as soil, water resources, biodiversity and landscape [1, 2]. Furthermore, agriculture has always played the role of supplier of renewable raw materials. A broadly accepted definition renewable raw materials as “products derived from the agricultural and forestry sectors being used for other purposes than nutritionally” [3]. Examples include starch-bearing plants, such as potatoes and wheat for paper, cardboard and adhesives, corn and sugar cane for ethanol production, rape for bio-diesel, and flax, hemp and jute as natural fib

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