This project creates, synthesizes, and disseminates new knowledge for society, academia, and industry on how increased biomass demands can be met while improving the overall land use sustainability.

Flygfoto odling jordbruk landskap

A first version of a GIS based analytical framework has been developed for indicating (a) existing environmental impacts and (b) the effectiveness for impact mitigation by strategic introduction of perennial crops into the landscape, in >80 0000 individual sub-catchments in EU28.

This project advances this research by extending the analytical framework at EU28 level, adapting it for application at a national scale for Sweden, and downscaling it for application with higher resolution and precision at the local level, for scenarios where green biorefineries, biogas plants, and CHP plants with production of bio-oil increase, and alter, the demand of biomass from the surrounding landscapes.

Extensive dissemination is planned for a broad national and international audience.

Project leader

Göran Berndes

Göran Berndes

Project members

Oskar Englund

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

Christel Cederberg

Christel Cederberg

Pål Börjesson

Pål Börjesson

Funders

Energimyndigheten Logotyp f3 Svenska kunskapscentrum för förnybara drivmedel