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Crossing the biorefinery valley of death?: A role-based typology for understanding actor networks ability to overcome barriers in sustainability transitions
CIT Industriell Energi AB, Chalmers Teknikpark.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2264-7043
Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5698-4932
2017 (English)In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, ISSN 2210-4224, E-ISSN 2210-4232Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Pilot and demonstration plants (PDPs) play important roles in technological development; they represent bridges between basic knowledge generation and technological breakthroughs, on the one hand, and industrial application and commercial adoption, on the other. This paper addresses the importance of the actor networks around the PDPs at which different biorefinery technologies have been demonstrated and verified. The aim of the paper is to propose a role-based typology that can be used as an illustrative tool to facilitate a more generic analysis – and enhanced understanding – of PDP actor networks and their dynamics. For this purpose the paper investigates the barriers experienced by the actors in their joint efforts to further utilise and transform the PDPs into permanent test facilities after the initial technology verification and demonstration. To aid the analysis the actor networks surrounding four Swedish biorefinery PDPs are investigated. 

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Elsevier, 2017.
Keyword [en]
pilot and demonstration plants, actor networks, roles, biorefinery technology
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Industrial Biotechnology Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Economics
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66577DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2017.10.008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-66577DiVA: diva2:1156789
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Commercializing the Bio-based Economy: Pilot and Demonstration Plants in Innovation Policy and Management
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 487-14
Available from: 2017-11-14 Created: 2017-11-14 Last updated: 2017-11-28

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