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Title (Primary) Local/regional environmental impacts of (solid) biofuels - evaluation of certification scheme indicators
Title (Secondary) 21st European Biomass Conference: Setting the course for a biobased economy. Proceedings of the International Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 3-7 June 2013
Author Meyer, M.A.; Priess, J.A.;
Publisher Eldrup, A.; Baxter, D.; Grassi, A.; Helm, P.;
Journal EU BC&E Proceedings
Year 2013
Department CLE;
Volume 2013
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T16; Y11; T12;
Keywords certification; solid biofuel; environmental impact; ecosystem service cascade; criteria and indicators (C&I); EU Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED)
UFZ wide themes ru6
Abstract To a large extent, environmental sustainability of biofuel production systems is determined with life­cycle assessments, corresponding to the processing steps of supply chains considering environmental effects such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or air pollutants. However, local/regional environmental impacts require additional site­specific and flexible options for the assessment of environmental and other aspects of sustainability such as criteria and indicators (C&I) on water use or biodiversity in bioenergy certification schemes. Against the background of the planned inclusion of solid biofuels in the EU Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED), sets of C&I from bioenergy certification schemes are tested. Do they provide a representative and balanced overview of the environmental impacts of solid biomass production? The current set­up of many certification schemes is mostly based on feasible but less on reliable indicators, typically focusing on land management indicators and less on more reliable biophysical parameters. Certification schemes often lack a methodology or thresholds of sustainable biomass use, which might be a future improvement option.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=14838
Meyer, M.A., Priess, J.A. (2013):
Local/regional environmental impacts of (solid) biofuels - evaluation of certification scheme indicators
In: Eldrup, A., Baxter, D., Grassi, A., Helm, P. (eds.)
21st European Biomass Conference: Setting the course for a biobased economy. Proceedings of the International Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 3-7 June 2013
EU BC&E Proceedings 2013
ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Florence, p. 1708 - 1716