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Biomass for greenhouse gas emission reduction: Western European land availability
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 1-12-1998
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--98-109 ECN publication
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The land availability for biomass has been analyzed as part of theassessment of several biomass related aspects. An overview is given of the issues influencing the availability of land for bio-energy and material purposes. The issues taken into account are land use trends, the agricultural policy of the European Union (EU) and trends in consumption patterns and productivity. The land availability prospects for the EU and EFTA are analyzed within two scenarios. The first scenario is 'sustainable driven' and the second scenario is 'technology driven'. Also a high and low meat consumption scenario have been distinguished. Land availability in 2050 is between 0 and 26 million hectare depending on the chosen scenario. 19 refs.

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