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Markets of Good Intentions - Constructing and Organizing Biogas Markets Amid Fragility and Controversy

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This research project examines markets for biogas plants in Denmark, referred tosimply as biogas markets, as a fragile and controversial process of framing andorganizing by analyzing how unexpected events, called ‘overflows’, andcontroversies influence how markets frame biogas plants as a valuable economicgood and ensure biogas plants are implemented through market transactions.Without well-constructed and well-organized markets these fundamental economicfunctions cannot take place. The overarching argument of the project is that torealize changing technical, political, and socio-economic intentions of biogas themarket must be framed and organized to reframe and solve overflows andcontroversies that characterize biogas markets in Denmark. Otherwise, what weend up with are ‘markets of good intentions’. Although they are rarely predictedand constitute the robustness as well as the source of the inevitable fragility andcontroversy of the market, it is essential to the framing of biogas plants as avaluable commodity and the completion of transactions, that overflows andcontroversies are addressed and internalized into the market assemblage. Thisinvolves identifying and rendering them debatable based on the calculations andother elements that underpin the alleged value of biogas and the actions of marketactors...

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Adam Buchhorn

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8048

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