Herbaceous biomass supply chains : assessing the greenhouse gas balance, economics and ILUC effects of Ukrainian biomass for domestic and Dutch energy markets

R.P. Poppens, J.P. Lesschen, M. Galytska, P. de Jamblinne, P. Kraisvitnii, H.W. Elbersen

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Abstract

This report describes the supply chain performance for three types of biomass feedstock (reed, straw and switchgrass) and for three sustainability aspects, i.e. the greenhouse gas balance, economics and Indirect Land Use change effects (ILUC). Calculations are based on a fictional supply chain set-up, as no large-scaled commercial biomass operations have been initiated yet by the project partners. The analysis was performed for use of biomass pellets both on the domestic energy market and the Dutch electricity market, in four different supply chain configurations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR - Food & Biobased Research
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • biomass production
  • sustainability
  • sustainability scan
  • phragmites
  • straw
  • panicum virgatum
  • greenhouse gases
  • cost benefit analysis
  • indirect land use change
  • ukraine
  • biobased economy

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