publication . Article . 2014

Can we produce carbon and climate neutral forest bioenergy?

Anna Repo; Juha-Pekka Tuovinen; Jari Liski;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 Mar 2014
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
Harvesting branches, stumps and unmercantable tops, in addition to stem wood, decreases the carbon input to the soil and consequently reduces the forest carbon stock. We examine the changes in the forest carbon cycle that would compensate for this carbon loss over a rotation period and lead to carbon neutral forest residue bioenergy systems. In addition, we analyse the potential climate impact of these carbon neutral systems. In a boreal forest, the carbon loss was compensated for with a 10% increase in tree growth or a postponing of final felling for 20 years from 90 to 110 years in one forest rotation period. However, these changes in carbon sequestration did ...
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free text keywords: Agronomy and Crop Science, Forestry, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Waste Management and Disposal, 112 Statistics and probability, 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, 218 Environmental engineering, biofuels, sustainability, green economy, Climate impact, Forest carbon, Forest harvest residues, Indirect emissions, Logging residues, Radiative forcing, Climate change, Bioenergy, Carbon cycle, Carbon sequestration, Taiga, Agronomy, Carbon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Biology, Agroforestry, Biofuel
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publication . Article . 2014

Can we produce carbon and climate neutral forest bioenergy?

Anna Repo; Juha-Pekka Tuovinen; Jari Liski;