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Sustainable modern bioenergy systems are those that meet the following criteria:
- Technical merit, including technological soundness and accessibility of technology;
- Financial and economic merit, including cost-effectiveness, sound cost–benefit ratios, and coherence with local and national development priorities; and
- Ecological soundness, bearing in mind that traditional biomass use is not sustainable; that modern bioenergy can be sustainable; and that sustainable bioenergy is always modern bioenergy.
SOURCE: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.« Back to Glossary Index