In this small study the potential sources of bioenergy from forests will be analysed and their utilisation possibilities discussed. The client of the study is DGIII of the EU.
INFRES – Innovative and effective technology and logistics for forest residual biomass supply in the EU
"We keep EU's forest energy promises"
INFRES aimed to accelerate the technological development and open new paths to EU’s renewable targets by producing research based knowledge, technological solutions and service innovations for forest residue feedstock supply. The project aimed at high efficiency and precise deliveries of woody feedstock to heat, power and biorefining industries by:
The aim of the project was to analyse the competitiveness of (domestic) forest fuels in the Nordic and Baltic countries in an extended version of the European Forest Sector Model EFI/GTM. The project was within the framework of EU financed forest energy research project "Wood-en-man " The competitiveness of using forest biomass for fuel in the Nordic and Baltic region-. The project aimed to analyse:
The aim of the project was to generate knowledge on forest industries and wood use cycles as an integral part of the national energy system, and to develop sustainable solutions for the utilisation of forest bioenergy and for the mitigation of climate change.
Study in Sweden (Larson et all 2009) shows remarkable potential to increase the growth of forests with relatively tested methods. However, the environmental impacts would also be considerable. To assess in which extent a more growth oriented forestry could be applied within the EFINORD region, a study on the preconditions in respective countries is needed.
Sustainable impact assessment evaluates how different policies, land-use management or alternative scenarios for future economic development affect the sustainability of a sector and provides information for decision makers. BioE-bioD applied the Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment (ToSIA) to project and evaluate alternative future forest resource use scenarios in Eastern Finland.