Energy from Biomass: The Size of the Global Resource

01 Nov 2011

This report aims to support informed debate about the amount of biomass that might be available globally for energy, taking account of sustainability concerns. It uses a systematic review methodology to identify and discuss estimates of the global potential for biomass that have been published over the last 20 years. The assumptions – both technical and ethical – that lie behind these are exposed and their influence on calculations of biomass potential described.