Biomass Filtering

99 RESULTS

  • Author: Polish Scientists
    Date: 2020
    Location: Country - Poland
    Language:
    Type of resource: Letter
    Topics: Biomass
    Summary:
  • Author: Polish Scientists
    Date: 2020
    Location: Country - Poland
    Language: English
    Type of resource: Letter
    Topics: Biomass, Biomass science
    Summary:
  • Author: N.L. Stephenson et al.
    Date: 2014
    Location: Worldwide
    Language: English
    Type of resource: Journal article
    Topics:
    Summary:

    Here we present a global analysis of 403 tropical and temperate tree species, showing that for most species mass growth rate increases continuously with tree size.

  • Author: The scientific community
    Date: 2021
    Location: Worldwide
    Language: English
    Type of resource: Letter
    Topics: Biomass, Biomass science, Forests, Lobbying
    Summary:

    Letter Regarding Use of Forests for Bioenergy to President Biden, President von der Leyen, President Michel, Prime Minister Suga, and President Moon signed by around 500 scientists, February 2021

  • Author: Anan M Osuri et al.
    Date: 2020
    Location: Continent - Asia
    Language: English
    Type of resource: Research paper
    Topics: Biomass, Forest Carbon, Forests, plantations
    Summary:

    Tree plantations and forest restoration are leading strategies for enhancing terrestrial carbon (C) sequestration and mitigating climate change. While it is well established that species-rich natural forests offer superior C sequestering benefits relative to short-rotation commercial monoculture plantations, differences in rates of C capture and storage between longer-lived plantations (commercial or non-commercial) and natural forests remain unclear. Using a natural experiment in the Western Ghats of India, where late-20th century conservation laws prohibited timber extraction from monodominant plantations and natural forests within nature reserves, we assessed forests and plantations for aboveground C storage and the magnitude and temporal stability of rates of photosynthetic C capture (gross primary production). Specifically, we tested the hypothesis that species-rich forests show greater temporal stability of C capture, and are more resistant to drought, than monodominant plantations.
    Note: This paper is highly relevant to biomass energy which commonly involves conversion of forests to tree plantations

  • Author: Center for Econics and Ecosystem Management, et al.
    Date: 2020
    Location: Worldwide
    Language: German
    Type of resource: Research paper
    Topics: Carbon Accounting, climate change, Forest Carbon
    Summary:

    "Wälder sind Kohlenstoffspeicher Holzverbrennung ist nicht klimaneutral"
    A statement by research institutes in Germany, including the Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management, Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung, Naturwald Akademie and Deutsche Umweltstiftung, published in March 2020

  • Author: Simon Thorn et.al
    Date: 2020
    Location: Worldwide
    Language:
    Type of resource: Journal article
    Topics: Biomass, Forest Ecology, Logging residues
    Summary:

    The article explains the importance of increasing the amount of deadwood, including logging residues left in forests and highlights how their increased removal for biomass energy contributes to forest degradation.

  • Author: John Talberth and Liana Olson
    Date: 2021
    Location: Continent - North America, Country - United States
    Language: English
    Type of resource: Report
    Topics: Biomass, Carbon Accounting, climate change, Deforestation, Forests
    Summary:

    North Carolina has 19 million acres of forest, which store nearly 1.3 trillion tons of carbon. While this sounds impressive, logging destroys forest carbon in North Carolina each year. Logging is third in the state’s carbon emissions, behind electricity and transportation. Logging degrades our carbon stores, forest quality, and resilience to future natural disasters. Yet, the true costs of logging hide in forest “net growth” – that a forest is growing more than it’s cut. Dogwood Alliance have put together a two-part report which explores these issues in more depth (Part 1: Forest Carbon Accounting; Part 2: Climate Impacts and Smart Solutions) This is Part 2 of the report.

  • Author: Lucie Wuethrich
    Date: 2021
    Location: Worldwide
    Language: English
    Type of resource: Images
    Topics: Biomass, biomassdelusion, Infographic
    Summary:

    A set of 3 images highlighting the cost to forests of burning pellets made from trees.

  • Author: Linde Zuidema
    Date: 2020
    Location: Continent - Europe
    Language: English
    Type of resource: Research paper
    Topics: Biomass, Carbon Accounting, Climate finance, Policy and Law
    Summary:

    Research paper that considers whether current State aid rules for solid biomass are still fit for purpose, which reveals an important discrepancy between the specific way in which biomass support is treated by the current rules and the rationale and objectives of the current State aid regime for renewable energy.

  • Author: Mary S. Booth
    Date: 2020
    Location: Continent - Europe
    Language: English
    Type of resource: NGO report
    Topics: Biomass, Climate, Forests, Policy and Law
    Summary:

    A scientific and legal analysis of why “sustainability” protections in the EU’s recast Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) provide cover for continued logging, GHG emissions, and forest damage from biomass harvesting.

  • Author: Jacopo Giuntoli and Stephanie Searle
    Date: 2019
    Location: No specific location
    Language: English
    Type of resource: Research paper
    Topics: Biomass Power Stations, Climate, Forests, greenhouse gas emissions
    Summary:

    Review of evidence on the impact of demand for bioenergy on forests, concluding that the available evidence doesn’t support assumptions that bioenergy demand will improve forest management and encourage new planting and that oolicymakers should not assume that forest bioenergy will significantly mitigate climate change.

  • Author: Moerenhout, Joris, Smith, Matthew, Badouard, Thierry, Regel, Sofie de, Moreira de Oliveira, Debora, Guevara Opinska, Liliana, Hoogland, Onne, Fazekas, Dora, Altman, Matthias, Lemoine, Peter, Gorenstein Dedecca, João, Rademaekers, Koen, Thuring, Mihaela, Heald, Sophie
    Date: 2020
    Location: Continent - Europe
    Language: English
    Type of resource: Research paper
    Topics: Biomass, Carbon Accounting, Climate, Policy and Law
    Summary:

    Europe-wide analysis of (1) the cost of energy (LCOE); (2) network costs; (3) external costs of energy; (4) energy taxes; (5) energy subsidies; and, (6) energy investments, concluding that biomass energy and fossil fuels have the highest energy costs.

  • Author: Paulo Lucas
    Date: 2020
    Location: Continent - Europe, Country - Portugal
    Language: Portuguese
    Type of resource: Video
    Topics: Biomass Power Stations, Forests
    Summary:

    A film exploring the negative impacts of biomass energy generation in Portugal.

  • Author: Dietrich Rabenstein
    Date: 2020
    Location: Continent - Africa, Continent - Europe, Country - Germany
    Language: German
    Type of resource: NGO report
    Topics: Africa, Biomass Power Stations, Climate, development, Forests, Wood pellet production
    Summary:

    An analysis of the possible impacts of burning Namibian bushwood in Hamburg, highlighting that it would involve increases in greenhouse gas emissions. Full report in German.