Task 25: Greenhouse Gas Balances of Bioenergy Systems

Workshop:

 Implementation of Solid Biofuels
for Carbon Dioxide Mitigation

Uppsala, Sweden, 29-30 September 1997

organized by

 

The Department of Forest-Industry-Market Studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Belgian Biomass Association

Joanneum Research, Austria






The conference was organized within the EU funded ALTENER project
"Evaluating Biofuels as a Means of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Mitigation"
and within IEA Bioenergy Task XV "Greenhouse Gas Balances of Bioenergy Systems".


 



 

 

Workshop Program


 

29 September 1997

Opening Session 08.30 - 09.30

1.

Göran Lönner, Department of Forest-Industry-Market Studies, SLU, Sweden
Welcoming address

2.

Emmanuel Xenakis, responsible for bioenergy at ALTENER, Brussels
Strategy for renewable energy in EU and the proposed ALTENER II program

3.

Kakan Staaf, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Sweden´s strategy for biofuels and carbon dioxide mitigation


Systems´perspectives on biofuels 10.00 - 12.00

4.

Folke Bohlin, Department of Forest-Industry-Market Studies, SLU, Sweden
Greenhouse economics and Biofuels

5.

Antti Korpilahti, Metsäteho Oy., Finland
Finnish forest energy systems and CO2 consequences

6.

Bo Hektor, Department of Forest-Industry-Market Studies, SLU, Sweden
Cost Effectiveness of Measures for the Reduction of net Accumulation of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere

7.

Gerfried Jungmeier, Joanneum Research, Austria
Environmental burdens over the entire life cycle of a biomass CHO plant


Economics of biofuels 13.30 - 17.00

8.

Paul Morthorst, Systems analysis department, Risø Lab. Denmark
The cost of reducing CO2-emissions - methodological approach, illustrated by an empirical case study

9.

Willy Makundi, Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory, USA
Sustainable forest management and carbon offset projects

10.

Haydn Scholes, CSM Associates Ltd., England
Can energy crops become a viable fuel source for electricity generation in South-West England?

11.

Birgitte Holm Christensen, Centre for Biomass Technology, Denmark
Danish straw. Market opportunities, economic evaluation and environmental aspects

12.

Folke Bohlin, Department of Forest-Industry-Market Studies, SLU, Sweden
Improving the economic outlook for biofuels - the Swedish carbon dioxide tax

13.

Marjoleine Hanegraf, CLM, Netherlands
Ecological andsocio-economic sustainability of energy crops


18.30 Dinner


30 September 1997

Carbon dioxide and other environmental impacts of biofuels 8.30 - 12.00

14.

David Hall, King´s College, London, England
Will biomass be the environmentally friendly fuel of the future?

15.

Hannes Schwaiger and Bernhard Schlamadinger, Joanneum Research, Austria
GHG mitigation potential of increased fuelwood use in Europe in 2020

16.

Guido Reinhart, IFEU, Germany
Solid biofuels versus conventional fuels: latest results on full energy comparisons concerning energy and greenhouse gases

17.

Xavier Dubuisson and Ivan Sintzoff, Universite Catholique de Louvan-la Neuve, Belgium
Energy and CO2 balances in different power generation routes from cultivated wood

18.

William Deraedt and Reinhart Ceulemans, University of Antwerpen, Belgium
Carbon balance and energy conversion efficiency of a short rotation coppiced poplar culture

19.

Anna Lundborg, Vattenfall, Sweden
Swedish forest fuels: environmental opportunities and risks

19.

Lars Christersson, Department of Short Rotation Forestry, SLU, Sweden
Energy forestry and its environmental consequences


Field trip 12.45 - 17.00

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Field visit to short-rotation coppice, hosted by Agrobränsle, commercial energy crop company

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Field visit to Brista, new biomass-fired CHP plant. Hosted by plant management


 


 

 

List of Participants


 

Adelsköld Göran

SLU/SIMS, P.O. Box 7054, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Bohlin Folke

SLU/SIMS, P.O. Box 7054, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Christensen Holm Birgitte

dk-TEKNIK, Gladsaxe Mølevej 15, DK-2860 Søborg, Danmark

Deraedt William

University of Antwerpen, Universitetsplein 1, B-2610 Wilrijk, Belgium

Drake Lars

Department of Economics, SLU, P.O. Box 7013, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Dubuisson Xavier

ECOP, Faculte des Sciences Agronomique, Univ. Catholique de Louvain-laNeuve, Place Croix du Sud, 2 bte 11, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Forsberg Göran

SLU/SIMS, P.O. Box 7054, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Goor Francois

Lab d´Ecologie des Grandes Cultures, Univ. Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Place Croix du Sud, 2 bte 11, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Hall David

Life Sciences King´s College, London W8 7 AH, United Kingdom

Hanegraaf Marjoleine

CLM, P.O. Box 10015, NL-3505 AA Utrecht, Netherlands

Haugen Hans Aksel

Norsk Hydro ASA, Research Centre Porsgrunn, P.O. Box 2560, N-3901 Porsgrunn, Norway

Hektor Bo

SLU/SIMS, P.O. Box 7054, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Jasser Avtar S.

Norsk Hydro ASA, Research Centre Porsgrunn, P.O. Box 2560, N-3901 Porsgrunn, Norway

Jirjis Raida

Department of Forest Products, SLU, P.O. Box 7008, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Jossart Jean-Marc

Univ. Catholique de Louvain, Place Croix du Sud, 2 bte 11, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Jungmeier Gerfried

Joanneum Research, Institute of Energy Research, Elisabethstrasse 11, A-8010 Graz, Austria

Korpilahti Antti

Metsäteho OY, P.O. Box 194, FIN-00131 Helsingfors, Finland

Kuemmel Bernd

Agrookologi KVL, Agrovej 10, DK-2630 Taastrup, Denmark

Linder Sune

Department for Production Ecology, SLU, P.O. Box 7042, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Lundborg Anna

Vattenfall Utveckling AB, SE-162 87 Stockholm. Sweden

Lönner Göran

SLU/SIMS, P.O. Box 7054, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Magnusson Leif

EnerGia, Nedre Berglunda, SE-170 71 Solna, Sweden

Makundi Willy R.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, MS-90-4000 Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Morthorst Poul Erik

Risø National Lab. DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Nilsson Lars-Owe

Department of Ecology and Environmental Research, SLU, P.O. Box 7072, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Nilsson P-O

Department of Operational Efficiency, SLU, P.O. Box 7060, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Olandersson Birgitta

NUTEK, SE-117 86 Stockholm, Sweden

Poncelet Jean Marc

Univ. Catholique de Louvain, Place Croix du Sud, 2 bte 11, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Reinhardt Guido

IFEU, Wilckenstrasse 3, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Rosenqvist Hakan

SLU/SIMS, P.O. Box 7054, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Scholes Haydn

CSM Associates Ltd, Rosemanowes, Herniss Penryn Cornwall, United Kingdom, TR 10 9DU

Schwaiger Hannes

Joanneum Research, Institute of Energy Research, Elisabethstrasse 11, A-8010 Graz, Austria

Sintzoff Ivan

Univ. Catholique de Louvain, Place Croix du Sud, 2 bte 11, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Staaf Hakan

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Blekholmsgatan 5, SE-106 48 Stockholm, Sweden

Vinterbäck Johan

SLU/SIMS, P.O. Box 7054, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Wisniewski Joe

Wisniewski and Associates, Inc, USA

Xenakis Emmanuel

ALTENER EC DG XVII, Rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

Zerihun Tadesse

Department of Economics, SLU, P.O. Box 7013, SE 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden



 


 

 

Workshop Proceedings

 The proceedings of this workshop have been published as
1998 Special Issue of Biomass and Bioenergy, 15 (4/5), 1998.
Moreover, a Summary Statement of this workshop can be obtained from:
Folke Bohlin, P.O.Box 7054, S-75007 Uppsala, Sweden.
e-mail: folke.bohlin@sims.slu.se
Phone: +46 18 673 521
Fax: +46 18 673 522