The aim of the project was to improve knowledge on the woody biomass demand and supply situation, analyse the future development of biomass, document and develop methods for woody biomass studies and provide recommendations for policy processes.
Based on the structure of national Wood Resource Balances the project integrated all possible flows of wood fibres in national and European regions. It examined the direct supply from forests and woody biomass outside forests, woody co-products from wood-processing industries as well as post-consumer recovered wood. The study also examined the outlook until 2030, explored options and provided recommendations for balancing material and energy use, increasing woody biomass potentials, proposing means to overcome barriers of mobilization and outlining proposals on how to integrate social and environmental constraints into the estimations of wood resource potentials.
EFI was a partner in this study and contributed to the state-of-the-art report, as well as other project outputs, and led Work Package 4, "Potential biomass supply from forests 2008-2030.
The final report is available via ResearchGate.