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Development of strategies and sustainability standards for the certification of internationally traded biomass. Final report; Entwicklung von Strategien und Nachhaltigkeitsstandards zur Zertifizierung von Biomasse fuer den internationalen Handel. Zusammenfassender Endbericht

Abstract

The increased production of renewable raw materials for bioenergy and bio-materials needed to meet the ambitious targets of Germany, the EU and other countries implies tradeoffs which could oppose sustainability requirements. The project worked out the scientific base of and developed proposals for sustainability requirements for biomass and their implementation on national, European and global levels, in dialogue with relevant actors and provided inputs into respective processes. For that, discussions with experts from more than 20 countries were held, international networks created and extended, and political decision-makers supported. Besides answers to strategic questions, the issues focused on were greenhouse gas balances (calculation of GHG emissions from direct and indirect land use changes), biodiversity (a globally applicable risk minimization strategy was developed and tested in Brazil, China and South Africa for degraded lands), water scarcity and water quality (requirements for biomass cultivation were developed). The majority of project results was successfully implemented in legal and standardization processes (e.g., German Sustainability Ordinances for bioenergy, EU renewable energy directive, European Committee for Standardization, Global Bioenergy Partnership) and both scientific and environmental and development questions were discussed with - not only governmental - actors. The next steps should be the extension of the approaches  More>>
Authors:
Fritsche, Uwe R; Hennenberg, Klaus J; Hermann, Andreas; Huenecke, Katja; Herrera, Rocio; [1]  Fehrenbach, Horst; Roth, Elvira; Hennecke, Anna; Giegrich, Juergen [2] 
  1. Oeko-Institut (Institut fuer angewandte Oekologie e.V.), Darmstadt (Germany)
  2. IFEU (Institut fuer Energie- und Umweltforschung) gGmbh, Heidelberg (Germany)
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 2010
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
UBA-FB-001398
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Umweltbundesamt. texte v. 48/2010
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; ALGAE; BIOMASS; CERTIFICATION; CLIMATIC CHANGE; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; LEGAL ASPECTS; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; TRADE
Sponsoring Organizations:
Umweltbundesamt, Dessau (Germany); Bundesministerium fuer Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, Berlin (Germany)
OSTI ID:
21381069
Research Organizations:
Umweltbundesamt, Dessau (Germany)
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: Foerderkennzeichen UFOPLAN 37 07 93 100; ISSN 1862-4804; TRN: DE10GE060
Availability:
Commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE21381069
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
66 pages
Announcement Date:
Dec 30, 2010

Citation Formats

Fritsche, Uwe R, Hennenberg, Klaus J, Hermann, Andreas, Huenecke, Katja, Herrera, Rocio, Fehrenbach, Horst, Roth, Elvira, Hennecke, Anna, and Giegrich, Juergen. Development of strategies and sustainability standards for the certification of internationally traded biomass. Final report; Entwicklung von Strategien und Nachhaltigkeitsstandards zur Zertifizierung von Biomasse fuer den internationalen Handel. Zusammenfassender Endbericht. Germany: N. p., 2010. Web.
Fritsche, Uwe R, Hennenberg, Klaus J, Hermann, Andreas, Huenecke, Katja, Herrera, Rocio, Fehrenbach, Horst, Roth, Elvira, Hennecke, Anna, & Giegrich, Juergen. Development of strategies and sustainability standards for the certification of internationally traded biomass. Final report; Entwicklung von Strategien und Nachhaltigkeitsstandards zur Zertifizierung von Biomasse fuer den internationalen Handel. Zusammenfassender Endbericht. Germany.
Fritsche, Uwe R, Hennenberg, Klaus J, Hermann, Andreas, Huenecke, Katja, Herrera, Rocio, Fehrenbach, Horst, Roth, Elvira, Hennecke, Anna, and Giegrich, Juergen. 2010. "Development of strategies and sustainability standards for the certification of internationally traded biomass. Final report; Entwicklung von Strategien und Nachhaltigkeitsstandards zur Zertifizierung von Biomasse fuer den internationalen Handel. Zusammenfassender Endbericht." Germany.
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title = {Development of strategies and sustainability standards for the certification of internationally traded biomass. Final report; Entwicklung von Strategien und Nachhaltigkeitsstandards zur Zertifizierung von Biomasse fuer den internationalen Handel. Zusammenfassender Endbericht}
author = {Fritsche, Uwe R, Hennenberg, Klaus J, Hermann, Andreas, Huenecke, Katja, Herrera, Rocio, Fehrenbach, Horst, Roth, Elvira, Hennecke, Anna, and Giegrich, Juergen}
abstractNote = {The increased production of renewable raw materials for bioenergy and bio-materials needed to meet the ambitious targets of Germany, the EU and other countries implies tradeoffs which could oppose sustainability requirements. The project worked out the scientific base of and developed proposals for sustainability requirements for biomass and their implementation on national, European and global levels, in dialogue with relevant actors and provided inputs into respective processes. For that, discussions with experts from more than 20 countries were held, international networks created and extended, and political decision-makers supported. Besides answers to strategic questions, the issues focused on were greenhouse gas balances (calculation of GHG emissions from direct and indirect land use changes), biodiversity (a globally applicable risk minimization strategy was developed and tested in Brazil, China and South Africa for degraded lands), water scarcity and water quality (requirements for biomass cultivation were developed). The majority of project results was successfully implemented in legal and standardization processes (e.g., German Sustainability Ordinances for bioenergy, EU renewable energy directive, European Committee for Standardization, Global Bioenergy Partnership) and both scientific and environmental and development questions were discussed with - not only governmental - actors. The next steps should be the extension of the approaches developed to other biomass (especially for material use) and the critical review of the further implementation. (orig.)}
place = {Germany}
year = {2010}
month = {Nov}
}