Bioenergy (2nd Edition) - Chapter 41: Integrated agroecological technology networks for food, bioenergy, and biomaterial production

Elsevier, Bioenergy (Second Edition), 2020, Pages 767-788
Samuel M. Gorton

Ecological technologies could be best defined as technologies that transform natural resources into anthropocentric goods and services, while returning beneficial materials or energy to the ecosystem and minimizing pollution. Ecological technologies may provide for the needs of the growing human population with positive societal and ecological impacts relative to current practices, namely restoring land and reducing pollution.