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Assessment Framework for Integrated Bioenergy Strategies 27th European Biomass Conference and Exibition; Lisbon (Portugal)

The use of bioenergy must be necessarily be accompanied by high sustainability requirements for biomass production and conversion. Moreover, corresponding criteria need to identify possible barriers for the implementation of a specific bioenergy application at an early stage. Therefore, social dimensions must be additionally covered, besides technical, systematic, ecological and economic criteria.Focusing on the requirement of net negative emissions, biogenic CO2 extraction technologies must be also included in an assessment framework for integrated bioenergy strategies in the future.
Following assessment framework contains these holistic dimensions. One result of the complex assessment matrix is that large-scale systems such as biorefineries may offer advantages in terms of technical and economic efficiency, while smaller systems are better ranked concerning social indicators.