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The Contributions of Biomass Supply for Bioenergy in the Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Kulišic, Biljana and Gagnon, Bruno and Schweinle, Jörg and Van Holsbeeck, Sam and Brown, Mark and Simurina, Jurica and Dimitriou, Ioannis and McDonald, Heather (2021). The Contributions of Biomass Supply for Bioenergy in the Post-COVID-19 Recovery. Energies. 14 , 8415
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Abstract

This research investigates how biomass supply chains (BSChs) for bioenergy within the broader bioeconomy could contribute to the post-COVID-19 recovery in three dimensions: boosting economic growth, creating jobs, and building more resilient and cleaner energy systems in four future scenarios, in the short term (by 2023) and long term (by 2030). A SWOT analysis on BSChs was used for generating a questionnaire for foresight by a two-round Delphi study. To interpret the results properly, a short survey and literature review is executed to record BSChs behavior during the pandemic. In total, 23 (55% response rate) and 28 (46% response rate) biomass experts from three continents participated in the Delphi and the short survey, respectively. The strongest impact from investment in BSChs would be on economic growth, followed by a contribution to the resilient and cleaner energy systems and job creation. The effects would be more visible in the long- than in the short-term period. Investments with the most impact on recovery are those that improve biomass material efficiency and circularity. Refurbishment of current policies to enhance the supply of biomass as a renewable resource to the future economy is a must.

Authors/Creators:Kulišic, Biljana and Gagnon, Bruno and Schweinle, Jörg and Van Holsbeeck, Sam and Brown, Mark and Simurina, Jurica and Dimitriou, Ioannis and McDonald, Heather
Title:The Contributions of Biomass Supply for Bioenergy in the Post-COVID-19 Recovery
Series Name/Journal:Energies
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:14
Article number:8415
Number of Pages:31
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:1996-1073
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 207 Environmental Engineering > Energy Systems
Keywords:biomass supply chains, pandemic, Delphi, bioenergy, bioeconomy, recovery, investments
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-115376
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-115376
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DOI10.3390/en14248415
Web of Science (WoS)000737545400001
ID Code:26690
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Crop Production Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:13 Jan 2022 22:25
Metadata Last Modified:14 Jan 2022 06:01

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