Carbon Balance of Forest Residue Collection and Combustion in Southern-Finland

M. Kujanpää, J. Eggers, H. Verkerk, T. Helin, M. Lindner & H. Wessman
Forest biomass is an important source of bioenergy and its importance is growing even more in the near future. The European Union has given targets for the use of bioenergy and national climate and energy programmes set more detailed, country­specific targets. It is often argued that using biomass in energy production will reduce greenhouse gases along the product’s value chain. This argument is based on the fact that biomass is renewable and the carbon dioxide...