Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems


Introduction to Task 38:

Background Papers:

Case Studies

Short interesting Case Studies worldwide showcasing bioenergy technologies and innovative ways to reduce GHG emissions.


Journal and Conference Papers:

  • Towards a standard methodology for greenhouse gas balances of bioenergy systems in comparison with fossil energy systems.
    B Schlamadinger, M Apps, F Bohlin, L Gustavsson, G Jungmeier, G Marland, K Pingoud, I Savolainen. 1997. Biomass and Bioenergy, 13: 359-375.
  • Land use, land-use change, and forestry in the Kyoto Protocol.
    B. Schlamadinger (ed). 1999. Special Issue of Environmental Science and Policy, Volume 2, Number 2.
  • Project-based greenhouse gas accounting: guiding principles with focus on baselines and additionality.
    L. Gustavsson, T. Karjalainen, G. Marland, I. Savolainen, B. Schlamadinger, and M. Apps. 2000. Energy Policy, 28: S. 935-946.
  • IEA Bioenergy – a summary of 5 years work on “bioenergy and greenhouse gases.
    K.A. Robertson and B. Schlamadinger. Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Biomass for Energy and Industry. Sevilla, Spain. 5-9 June 2000.
  • Should we trade biomass, electricity, renewable certificates, or CO2 credits?
    B. Schlamadinger, A. Faaij and E. Daugherty. 2004. 2nd World Biomass Conference. Rome, Italy.
  • Stock changes or fluxes? Resolving terminological confusion in the debate on land-use change and forestry.
    A.L. Cowie, K. Pingoud, and B. Schlamadinger. Climate Policy 6. 2006. 161–179.
  • IEA Bioenergy Task 38. Ten years of analysing the greenhouse gas balances of bioenergy systems.
    Neil Bird et al. 17th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. 29 June – 03 July 2009. Hamburg, Germany.

Background: List of Abstracts from key publications concerning GHG of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems.

Also see 1998-1995 Selected National Studies