Measuring, governing and gaining support for sustainable bioenergy supply chains


YEAR 2017

Workshop Outcomes: Sustainability of Bioenergy Supply Chains, Gothenburg, May 2017

Workshop summary can be found here.

  1. Introduction (Thursday, 18 May) of IEA Bioenergy Intertask Sustainability & Paris workshop outcome
  2. Presentations (Thursday, 18 May) on Objective 1: Measuring Bioenergy Sustainability
  3. Presentations on Objective 2 and 3: Bioenergy Governance & Stakeholders’ Perception:

                 – part 1 (Thursday 18 May)

                – part 2 (Friday, 19 May)

4. Presentations of the Plenary session (Friday 19 May) on Sustainability of Bioenergy Sector


Published peer-reviewed publications that are linked to this project:

Cintas, O., Berndes, G., Cowie, A.L., (…), Marland, G., Ågren, G.I., Carbon balances of bioenergy systems using biomass from forests managed with long rotations: bridging the gap between stand and landscape assessments, 2017, GCB Bioenergy 9 (7), pp. 1238-1251. The article can be downloaded here.

Cintas, O., Berndes, G., Hansson, J., (…), Lundmark, T., Nordin, A. The potential role of forest management in Swedish scenarios towards climate neutrality by mid century, 2017, Forest Ecology and Management, 383, pp. 73-84. The article can be purchased at:

Koponen, K., Soimakallio, S., Kline, K.L., Cowie, A., Brandão, M. Quantifying the climate effects of bioenergy – Choice of reference system, 2017, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. The article can be downloaded here.

Oskar Englund, Goran Berndes, Christel Cederberg, How to analyse ecosystem servicesin landscapes – a systematic review. Ecological Indicators 73(2017) 492-504. The article can be downloaded here.

Sierk de Jong, Kay Antonissen, Ric Hoefnagels, Laura Lonza, Michael Wang, André Faaij, Martin Junginger (2017). Life-cycle analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from renewable jet fuel production. Biotechnology for Biofuels (2017) 10:64 DOI 10.1186/s13068-017-0739-7. The article can be downloaded here


Shyam K. Nair, Damon S. Hartley, Tessica A. Gardner, Gabe McNunn, Erin M. Searcy (2017): An Integrated Landscape Management Approach to Sustainable Bioenergy Production. Bioenergy Research. doi 10.1007/s12155-017-9854-3. A request for the full-text can be found at:


Dale VH, KL Kline, ES Parish, AL Cowie, R Emory, RW Malmsheimer, R Slade, CT Smith, TB Wigley, NS Bentsen, G Berndes, P Bernier, M Brandão, H Chum, R Diaz-Chavez, G Egnell, L Gustavsson, J Schweinle, I Stupak, P Trianosky, A Walter, C Whittaker, M Brown, G Chescheir, I Dimitriou, C Donnison, A Goss Eng, KP Hoyt, JC Jenkins, K Johnson, CA Levesque, V Lockhart, MC Negri, JE Nettles, M Wellisch (2017) Status and prospects for renewable energy using wood pellets from the southeastern United States. GCB Bioenergy doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12445. The article can be downloaded here

Dale VH, Parish ES, Kline KL, Tobin E (2017) How is wood-based pellet production affecting forest conditions in the southeastern United States? Forest Ecology and Management 396: 143-149. More information can be found at:

Duden AS, PA Verweij, HM Junginger, RC Abt, JD Henderson, VH Dale, KL Kline, D Karssenberg, JA Verstegen, APC Faaij, F van der Hilst (2017) Modelling the impacts of wood pellet demand on forest dynamics in southeastern United States. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. A request for the full-text can be here

Hanssen SV, Duden AS, Junginger HM, Dale VH, van der Hilst F (2017) Wood pellets, what else? Greenhouse gas parity times of European electricity from wood pellets that are produced in the south-eastern United States using different softwood feedstocks. GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12426. The article can be downloaded here

Parish, ES, Dale VH, Tobin E, Kline KL 2017. Dataset of timberland variables used to assess forest conditions in two Southeastern United States’ fuelsheds. Data in Brief 13: 278–290. More information can be found at:

Parish ES, Dale VH, Kline KL Abt RC (2017) Reference scenarios for evaluating wood pellet production in the Southeastern United States. WIREs Energy and Environment. e259. doi: 10.1002/wene.259. The article can be found here