The Achievable Potential of Wood Fuels for Climate Mitigation at Regional and Global Levels: Reviewing the Scope for Technical, Economic and Financial Implementation
Johnson, F.X., Diaz-Chavez, R., Israilava, A., Rosillo-Calle, F., Takama T., Tella, P.
Bioenergy from wood is the oldest energy source but
at the same time there are new opportunities for wood energy to make substantial
contributions to climate mitigation while also helping to improve the quality of
energy services and contribute to development and energy security objectives.
The potential for wood fuels for climate mitigation in the near-term are
probably concentrated in the area of biomass co-firing with coal, due to the low
cost and the major growth in coal-fired generation in countries such as China.
There are also options for climate mitigation in the traditional biomass sector,
through improved stoves and through more efficient charcoal production. Other
options include substitution for coal in steel-making. The socio-economic
implications are somewhat complex compared to other energy sources, since they
relate closely to rural development but also create new allied industries, such
as the wood pellets industry. Financial aspects in terms of carbon finance can
be distinguished by the relatively straightforward case of larger-scale
substitution projects vs. the complex small projects that are more difficult to
measure and monitor.
bioenergy, carbon credits, climate change, economics, wood
Biomass from forest and other woody resources
18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
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