Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems

Vienna, Austria 2012 – Conference

Linking Policy, Science and Industry

IEA Bioenergy Conference 2012
Austria, November 13th –15th, 2012

Jointly organized by
Technical University of Vienna

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The IEA Bioenergy Conference 2012 provided to stakeholders in R & D, industry and policy an insight into the recent research and market developments in bioenergy. The conference included all topics dealt with by IEA Bioenergy as well as by partner organizations like FAO, GBEP and UNDP. Presentations address all stages in bioenergy systems: from growth of biomass, to conversion to energy carriers and, to use for energy services. Cross cutting topics like sustainability (GHG emissions), socio-economy and trade were als discussed. Policy makers benefit from the latest conclusions on policy recommendations based on a global scientific energy technology network. Participants have been presented the latest information on promising bioenergy technologies in the stimulating and enjoyable surroundings of the Schönbrunn Palace Conference Center in Vienna.

IEA Bioenergy Task38 organized session VIII with presentations on current topics of the Task.


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Program of Session VIII

Session VIII of Task38: Greenhouse Gas Balances of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems
Chair: Susanne Woess-Gallasch

Alternatives to Use Sugarcane Residues to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions –
Manoel Regis Leal. – Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory, Campinas, Brazil.

Issues relating to the timing of emissions from bioenergy systems –
David Neil Bird, JOANNEUM RESEARCH – RESOURCES, Graz, Austria.

Climate impact of forest bioenergy: contributions from biogenic CO2 and albedo
Cherubini F., Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

Land Use in Life Cycle Assessment of greenhouse gas emissions –
Helin al. – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland.

Biomass for bioenergy or biochar: which delivers greater climate benefits ? –
Annette Cowie, Rural Climate Solutions, Armidale, Australia.

All presentations of session VIII can be downloaded here: Presentations