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Biorefineries have vital role in fostering a rural renaissance in Europe - new study

15/05/2017

Biorefineries are one of the few industries with the potential to attract substantial capital investment and create industry led employment in rural areas, a new study by the Hungarian Academy of Science has demonstrated. The study, entitled ‘Sustainable Rural Renaissance: The Case of a Biorefinery’, analysed the socio-economic impacts of a fully operating biorefinery - using the example of the Pannonia Ethanol biorefinery at Dunafoldvar in Hungary. The study concluded that ethanol biorefineries can be a key instrument in reviving disadvantaged rural communities across the EU.

The study is available here.