BioTrade2020+ Interactive tool

The main aim of BioTrade2020plus is to provide guidelines for the development of a European Bioenergy Trade Strategy for 2020 and beyond. It should ensure that imported biomass feedstock is sustainably sourced and used in an efficient way, while avoiding distortion of other markets.
This has been accomplished by analyzing the potentials and key sustainability risks of current and future lignocellulosic biomass and bioenergy carriers. Focus is on lignocellulosic biomass (forest biomass and agricultural residues) from current and potential future major sourcing regions of the world (US, Ukraine, Colombia, Brazil, Indonesia and Kenya ).

One of the main outcomes of the project is the development of an interactive tool. This tool provides a web-based, easy to use, interactive map, fully adapted to the main end-user requirements. End-users that will find interesting information here are the industries, biomass traders, NGOs and policy makers interested to safeguard access to sustainable solid biomass resources for energy and material conversions.
The maps provide optimal support to end- users to identify the best compromise solutions taking into account the sustainability and competitiveness of exogenous biomass in their day-to-day actions.
The main advantage here is that for very different feedstocks of biomass from primary residues in agriculture and forestry to tertiary processing residues, a consistent methodology was used to arrive at sustainable biomass quantities and prices and greenhouse gas emissions.
Results are therefore comparable between regions. It is now filled for 6 case regions, but can be developed further for many other regions
he maps provide objectively assessed insight in the biomass cost-supply, sustainability risks and relevant policies of influence at the level of main (potential) non EU sourcing countries.

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For more information on the BioTrade2020+ project please visit the project website