Valuation of Ecosystem Services for Implementing Innovative Clean Technology
Tomasz Goliński 1  
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Faculty of Commodity Science, Department of Industrial Product Quality and Ecology, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poznań, Poland
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Industrial Products Quality and Ecology, Poznań University of Economics & Business, al. Niepodleglości 10, 61-875 Poznań, Poland
Online publish date: 2018-03-05
Publish date: 2018-03-30
Submission date: 2017-07-12
Acceptance date: 2017-09-19
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2018;27(4):1513–1521
Sustainable development of high nature value areas promotes the use of resources and services that rely on the unique assets of a particular ecosystem without undermining its integrity. Implementing innovative technologies, especially in the field of renewable energy sources, supports this process and helps to preserve environmentally valuable areas such as semi-natural grasslands. This study employs the ecosystem services valuation method to assess the environmental impacts of implementation of innovative IFBB technology in the Notec River Valley of western Poland as a part of a proposed implementation potential analysis framework. Six different categories of ecosystem services were analysed. Results show that implementing IFBB technology has a positive impact on the local ecosystem, generates additional value for potential investors, and thus could affect the perception of a renewable energy generation technology as being viable to implement.