In 2012, the European Commission stated that: "In order to cope with an increasing global population, rapid depletion of many resources, increasing environmental pressures and climate change, Europe needs to radically change its approach to production, consumption, processing, storage, recycling and disposal of biological resources." The S2Biom project supports this objective by developing research tools and identifying a roadmap for Europe to make more efficient use of the continent's biomass resources.
The European Commission funds the S2Biom project, which is made up of a consortium of 31 project partners from Europe, western Balkans, Ukraine and Turkey.
The project activities are divided into three interrelated themes:
Researchers from IIASA's Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) program will further develop the BeWhere model for the project so that it covers each European country and includes all non food feedstock for energy purposes. BeWhere is a techno-economic model that determines the optimal size and geographic distribution of bioenergy production plants.
Last edited: 28 May 2014
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