Spatial Modelling of Land Availability for Biomass Resources

F. Van Der Hilst, J.A. Verstegen, D. Karssenberg & A.P.C. Faaij
The objective of this work is to develop a spatio­temporal land use change model in order to assess the developments in land availability for energy crops over time spatially explicitly. The land availability for the cultivation of dedicated energy crops is assessed taking into account developments in other land use functions such as food and livestock production and nature. The model is demonstrated for the land use developments within Mozambique for a Business as Usual...