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Sustainable biomass supply and demand: a scenario analysis

Stephan Piotrowski / Michael Carus / Roland Essel
Published Online: 2016-05-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2016-0003


This paper provides a concise summary and dis- cussion of key results of the study “Sustainable biomass potentials for biofuels in competition to food, feed, bioen- ergy and industrial material use in Germany, Europe and the world”. The scenario-analysis developed in this paper differentiates between the global level and the European Union level, providing a perspective on future trends and developments. Specifically, results of the present study provide a detailed view of possible scenarios for a sus- tainable supply of biomass until the year 2050, and of the development of demand in all biomass sectors: food, feed, chemicals and materials, bioenergy and biofuels. Due to this approach, one can clearly see under which assump- tions global supply shortages or a sufficient coverage of demand may occur.

Keywords: Bio-economy; biomass; bioenergy; scenario analysis


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Received: 2016-03-22

Accepted: 2016-04-20

Published Online: 2016-05-12

Citation Information: Open Agriculture, Volume 1, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2391-9531, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2016-0003.

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