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Biomass for energy or materials?: a Western European MARKAL MATTER 1.0 model characterisation
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 1-11-1998
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--98-066 ECN publication
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The structure and input data for the biomass module of the MATTER 1.0model, a MARKAL energy and materials systems engineering model for Western Europe, is discussed. This model is used for development of energy and materials strategies for greenhouse gas emission reduction. Preliminary biomass results are presented in order to identify key processes and key parameters that deserve further analysis. The results show that the production of biomaterials is an attractive option for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Biomaterials can substitute materials which require a lot of energy for production or they can substitute fossil fuel feedstocks. Increased biomaterials production will result in increasing amounts of waste biomass which can be used for energy production. An increase of the use of biomass for the production of materials needs more attention in the forthcoming BRED analysis. 93 refs.

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