Large Scale Supply and International Trading of Refined Biomass

G. Grassi, A. Salimbeni, M. Maltagliati & S. Capaccioli
The long¬term world estimated bioenergy potential is huge. It could reach 3¬10.75 Billion TOE/y for the year 2050. (Source: G¬8 / Bioenergy partnership). Other optimistic estimations anticipate a potential as much as 23 billion TOE/y bioenergy, enclosing residues, wastes and energy crops (Source: Report: ISSN1654¬9404/UPP sala Sweden, 2009). The major role will be played by solid lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks. In particular, the large amount of agricultural residues (0.8 billion TOE/y) and of Forestry residues (0,4...