New Approaches for Biomass Estimation and Monitoring

M. Buchhorn, K.P. Günther, M. Tum & D. Thraen
The future contribution of bioenergy to the energy supply strongly depends on its availability, in other words on the biomass potential that can be assessed from regional to global scale. Since certain biomass fractions have a low energy density, their spatial distribution is a crucial economical and ecological factor. For other biomass fractions a super-regional or global market is envisaged. Thus spatial and temporal information is vital for the future expansion of bioenergy use. This...