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Bioenergy, general concept
The development of biorefineries can greatly support efforts to increase resource efficiency. Biorefineries integrate biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce fuel, power, and chemicals from biomass. By p...
01 Mar 2012 - by Nieves Lopez Izquierdo
Wealth of nations and energy consumption
To date, energy use and economic growth have been closely linked. As figure shows, there is a linear relationship between energy consumption and wealth as measured in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of nations.
01 Oct 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Green jobs
If properly planned and managed, biofuels can contribute to a number of policy objectives which support the development of the green economy. For example, because agriculture is labour-intensive, job opportunities c...
01 Mar 2012 - by Nieves Lopez Izquierdo
The enlarged biofuels family
Figure illustrates the various feedstocks, which can be converted to biofuels for transport. However, this represents only part of the larger bioenergy family, which covers liquid, solid and gaseous biofuels for differe...
01 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Savings in greenhouse gas emissions by fuel type
Biofuels, in the use phase, emit the carbon that has been previously absorbed during plant growth. Inputs during cultivation and conversion need to be accounted for. However, the bulk of GHG emissions are related to l...
01 Mar 2012 - by Nieves Lopez Izquierdo
Technical and sustainable biomass supply potentials and expected demand for biomass in 2050 (primary energy)
Technical and sustainable biomass supply potentials and expected demand for biomass in 2050 (primary energy).
01 Mar 2012 - by Nieves Lopez Izquierdo
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