Forest Biomass Residues and Their Use to Mitigate Climate Change in North-Central Sweden

B.C. Poudel, R. Sathre, J. Bergh & L. Gustavsson
In this paper, we estimate the forest biomass growth and potential harvest of forest biomass residues for different climate and management scenarios (Reference, Current, Environment, Production, and Maximum) in north­central Sweden, and the potential reduction of CO2 emission due to fossil fuel replacement. An integrated model­based approach is applied to estimate forest biomass production and substitution, considering the effects of climate change and forest management. The results show that the forest biomass residues may increase...