01 June 2016 - 03 June 2016
University College Cork, Ireland

BeWhere at the IEW 2016

Florian Kraxer presented results based on the BeWhere model for the Eurasian region at the International Energy Workshop 2016

This study analyses the Russian forest biomass-based bioenergy sector. It is shown that presently – although given abundant
resources – the share of heat and electricity from biomass is very minor. With the help of 2 IIASA models, future green-field bioenergy plants are identified in a geographically explicit way. Results indicate that by using only 3.3% of the total wood removals, twice as much heat and electricity than presently available from biomass could be generated. A multitude of co- benefits can be quantified for the socio-economic sector such as green jobs linked to bioenergy. The sustainable sourcing of woody biomass for bioenergy is possible as shown with the help of an online crowdsourcing tool for forest certification.



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