GHG Emissions of Forest-Biomass Supply Chains to Commercial-Scale Liquid-Biofuel Production Plants in Finland

E. J├Ąppinen, O.-J. Korpinen, J. Laitila & T. Ranta
Commercial-scale liquid-biofuel production utilizing forest-based biomass would require feedstock supply from a large geographical area. This work assessed GHG emissions derived from the feedstock supply and transportation chain to three possible commercial-scale biodiesel plant locations in Finland at site-specific level. The supply of 7.2 PJ year-1 (approximately 1 million m3solid) of forest biomass (harvesting residues, stumps, and small-diameter energy wood) was assessed for each location, including four distinct scenarios for truck and railway transportation. Biomass...