COSt Action E31
"Management of Recovered Wood"


Task 38 - Greenhouse Gas Balances
of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems



 Workshop on:

Greenhouse Gas Aspects of Biomass Cascading -
Reuse, Recycling and Energy Generation


 Dublin, Ireland, 25 April, 2005


Jointly organised by



 

Background information

Scope and objectives of the conference

The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is an urgent international target. The sustainable use of biomass  for wooden products and energy is one important option that might significantly contribute to the reduction  of greenhouse gas emissions by substituting the use of non-renweable materials and fossil energy. Given that the amount of sustainably available biomass is limited, the most efficient use of biomass is an important issue. Biomass offers a wide range of possibilities to reuse, recycle and to generate energy. The main objective to be addressed and discussed in this joint workshop was the optimal combination of the different aspects of carbon sequestration and biomass cascading to contribute to greenhouse gas reduction by substituting conventional materials and fossil energy. It provided a forum for government, policy and academic representatives to exchange  information on current knowledge regarding optimal use of biomass for greenhouse gas mitigation.





 

Workshop Program

 The presentations slides can be viewed or downloaded as PDF files - just click on the links called "Presentation Slides".

Monday, 25 April 2005


800

Registration / Morning Refreshments

900

Welcome
David Taylor, Sustainable Energy Ireland
Kimberly Robertson, Co-Taskleader of IEA Bioenergy Task 38, Force Consulting, New Zealand

Presentation Slides

Gerfried Jungmeier, Chairman of COST Action E31, Joanneum Research, Austria
Presentation Slides

Session 1: Introduction

915

Wood energy in Ireland - contribution to GHG reduction.
Joe O'Carroll, Council for Forest Research and Development, Ireland.
Presentation Slides

945

Carbon sinks and forest products in the Kyoto Process - current and future developments.
Eugene Hendrick, Council for Forest Research and Development, Ireland.
Presentation Slides

1015

Optimizing the GHG benefits of bioenergy and carbon sequestration systems.
Bernhard Schlamadinger, Joanneum Research, Austria, and Kimberly Robertson, Force Consulting, New Zealand.
Presentation Slides

1045

Coffe Break



Session 2: Biomass Cascading

1115

Cost and CO2-emission reduction of biomass cascading – Methodological aspects and case study of SRF poplar.
Veronika Dornburg, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Presentation Slides

1145

Energy and carbon dioxide balances of various cascade chains for recovered wood.
Roger Sathre and Leif Gustavsson, MID Sweden University, Sweden, and Kim Pingoud, Finnish Forest Research Insitute, Finland
Presentation Slides

1215

Global carbon stocks in harvested wood products: a review of current understanding and estimates.
Robert Matthews, Forestry Commission, UK, and Kim Pingoud, Finnish Forest Research Insitute, Finland.
Presentation Slides

1245

Lunch

Session 3: Energy Generation

1400

Energy generation from recovered wood for greenhouse gas reduction.
Gerfried Jungmeier, Joanneum Research, Austria.
Presentation Slides

1430

Energetic utilization of wood in Hungary.
Varga M., Németh G., Károly A., Alpár T. University of West Hungary, Sopron, Hungary
Presentation Slides

1500

Potential for energy production and greenhouse gas mitigation from biomass waste streams in Ireland.
Carly Green, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Presentation Slides

1530

Coffee Break

Session 4: Reuse and Recycling

1600

Greenhouse impacts of utilising wood processing residues for composite products or bioenergy: implications for renewable energy incentive schemes.
Annette Cowie and David Gardner, NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Presentation Slides

1630

Wood recycling mitigates climate change.
Chris Van Riet, European Panel Federation, Brussels.
Presentation Slides

1700

Recovered wood from residential and office building – assessment of GHG emissions for reuse, recycling, and energy generation.
Adolf Merl, Resource Management Agency, Austria.
Presentation Slides

1730

General Discussion

1800

Close of Workshop

1930

Dinner







 

List of Participants


Link to PDF-File