Edited by: Dr. Katja Bunzel, Prof. Daniela Thrän
This series originates from a selection of papers based on presentations during the international workshop “Biomass for energy – lessons from the Bioenergy Boom” (24th to 25th November 2014, Leipzig). In six engaging sessions, 25 distinguished international experts discussed their latest research findings with more than 100 participants from 25 countries. The presented aspects ranged from the impacts of bioenergy crops on water bodies, soils and biodiversity, to impacts and challenges in the political, legal and societal fields, as well as to the challenges in the system integration and in the evaluation of potential environmental impacts at a regional scale. These selected articles will provide readers from research, the private sector and politics with unique focused information on the interactions among bioenergy production, the environment and society.