Bioenergy and Sustainability

Technology Roadmap: How2Guide for Bioenergy

Bioenergy is the largest source of renewable energy today, providing heat and electricity, as well as transport fuels. Yet, more so than for other low-carbon energy technologies, the complex and multi-faceted supply chains of bioenergy ...

Jan 2017
A Life-Cycle Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn Based Ethanol

The primary purpose of this report is to consider a more complete set of information now available related to the life-cycle emissions for corn-based ethanol and based on this information, assess its current (i.e., in ...

Jan 2017
Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation

The Paris Agreement and the EU Climate and Energy Framework set ambitious but necessary targets. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by phasing out the technologies and infrastructures that cause fossil carbon emissions is one of ...

Oct 2016
Towards advanced biofuels – options for integrating 1st and 2nd generation biofuel production (RES-T-BIOPLANT)

The integration of advanced (2nd generation / 2G) biofuel plants with conventional (1st generation / 1G) biofuel plants can lead to significant synergies and cost savings, especially for bioethanol plants. For biodiesel, conversion of fossil ...

Feb 2016
Region-Specific Indicators for Assessing the Sustainability of Biomass Utilisation in East Asia

This paper presents the findings of an expert working group of researchers from East Asian countries. The group was tasked with developing a theoretically sound and practically implementable methodology for assessing the sustainability of biomass ...

Dec 2015
Bioenergy: land-use and mitigating iLUC - Summary and Conclusions from the IEA Bioenergy ExCo74 workshop

IEA Bioenergy held its biannual workshop in Brussels on the 23rd October 2014 in conjunction with the Executive Committee meeting (ExCo74). The workshop on ‘Bioenergy: land use and mitigating iLUC’ was prepared in close collaboration ...

Nov 2015
REthinking Energy: Renewable Energy and Climate Change

The second edition of REthinking Energy – the flagship report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – looks at how the transition to renewables could help limit global warming. As the report points out, ...

Nov 2015
Identifying and mitigating potential nutrient and sediment hot spots under a future scenario in the Missouri River Basin

Using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for large-scale watershed modeling could be useful for evaluating the quality of the water in regions that are dominated by nonpoint sources in order to identify potential ...

Sep 2015
The Energy–Water–Food Nexus at decentralized scales

A notable feature of almost all the discussions surrounding the energy–water–food nexus to date is that they have focused on national or supra-national scales. Most key background documents lack discussion of smaller, more localized scales. ...

Jun 2015
Bioenergy & sustainability: bridging the gaps

This report combines a comprehensive analysis of the current bioenergy landscape, technologies and practices with a critical review of their impacts.Experts from over 80 institutions contributed to the extensive evaluation of the current status of ...

Apr 2015
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