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Certification criteria for sustainable biomass

Certification criteria
 
Dec. 2, 2010 – The World Bioenergy Association is presenting certification criteria for sustainable biomass for energy.


December 2, 2010
By World Bioenergy Association

Dec. 2, 2010 – The World Bioenergy
Association
(WBA) is presenting certification criteria for sustainable biomass
for energy on Monday December 6, 2010, at a press conference at COP16 in
Cancún, Mexico. Biomass for energy has huge potential to reduce emissions from
fossil fuels, which has been shown in a previous paper from WBA. To mobilize
this potential, it is necessary to ensure that production can be done in a
sustainable and environmentally friendly way. WBA has developed a set of
minimum universal sustainability criteria that have to be met by the producers.
These criteria are listed in a position paper that will be presented at the
press conference. The paper is based on two scientific reports from WBA’s
research partner the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Certification criteria Biomass for energy
Click above to download the report pdf: Certification Criteria for Sustainable
Biomass for Energy
Click above to download the report pdf: Biomass for Energy versus Food and Feed,
Land Use Analyses and Water Supply


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