May 31, 2013

Detailed emission estimates for stump-root bioenergy exceed the predicted EU limits

After 20 years of use, bioenergy produced from tree stumps and roots is generating 25–35% less emissions than coal. After 50 years of use the difference would be 40–50%. The results have been obtained using a new measurement method developed by researchers from the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), the Finnish Geodetic Institute, and the Tampere University of Technology.