Monitoring the Impact of Sustainability Certification in Relation to Biomass Use for Energy

L. Pelkmans, L. Goovaerts, I. Stupak, C.T. Smith, M. Junginger, C.S. Goh, L. Kranzl, L. Dahlman, A. Cowie, N. Bird, H. Chum, A. Goss Eng & O. Englund
Since the public has expressed concern about unintended consequences associated with potentially unsustainable biomass production and use for energy (or biofuels), producers of biomass feedstocks in the private sector as well as governmental and non-governmental organisations have initiated many generally unlinked efforts to define 'sustainable' bioenergy production and supply chains. These 'sustainability' standards may be implemented through certification systems involving 3rd party audit, and influence production systems and trade of bioenergy products from producers to...