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A selection of papers and reports on topics related to carbon and greenhouse gas impacts of biomass energy and energy balances
One of a series of factsheets from Forest Research
M.A. Elsayed, R. Matthews and N.D. Mortimer, Sheffield Hallam University
The report on a project to produce a set of baseline energy and carbon balances for a range of electricity, heat and transport fuel production systems based on biomass feedstocks (PDF – 1.3 MB)
An evaluation of carbon and energy budgets of the production and use of biomass as fuel (PDF – 395 kB)
A special report for the World Energy Council July 2004 (PDF – 345 kB)
An excellent Information note from Forest Research on the role of UK forests in the global carbon cycle and mitigating climate change(June 2003) (PDF – 1.6 MB)
Synthesis report, available from the Forestry Commission website (2009), on the role of UK forests in combating climate change(PDF – 2.8 MB)
The full report, obtainable from TSO as download (PDF – 10.0 MB). It can also be purchased as hard copy for £30.00
A report from IEA Bioenergy Task 38 addressing and answering ten frequently asked questions about the role of bioenergy in the carbon cycle and combating climate change(PDF – 365 kB)
A report from the Environment Agency (PDF – 1.7 MB)
This report summarises the results of research carried out by AEA for the Environment Agency on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from producing and using biomass to generate electricity and heat compared with using coal and gas (PDF – 62 kB)
This report presents the results of analysis performed by AEA for the Environment Agency, assessing the greenhouse gas (GHG) savings that biomass feedstocks which could be used in heat and power schemes in the UK offer compared to fossil fuels (PDF – 1.35 MB)
A research report from Forest Research addressing in detail the carbon stocks and fluxes within Britain’s forests, their components and how these change with time. (PDF – 7.4 MB)
Full Technical Report from the FAO
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