Total costs and benefits of biomass in selected regions of the European Union

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2000

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  • Author: Groscurth, H.-M-

    Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW), Germany

  • Author: de Almeida, A.

    King’s College London, United Kingdom

  • Author: Bauen, A.

    Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Sweden

  • Author: Costa, F.B.

    King’s College London, United Kingdom

  • Author: Ericson, S.O.

    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

  • Author: Giegrich, J.

    University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • Author: von Grabczewski, N.

    Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW), Germany

  • Author: Hall, D.O.

    Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Sweden

  • Author: Hohmeyer, O.

    Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW), Germany

  • Author: Jörgensen, J.

    Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landtechnik, TU München-Weihenstephan, Germany

  • Author: Kern, C.

    Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

  • Author: Kühn, I.

    Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW), Germany

  • Author: Löfstedt, R.

    Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landtechnik, TU München-Weihenstephan, Germany

  • Author: da Silva Mariano, J.

    King’s College London, United Kingdom

  • Author: Mariano, P.M.G.

    King’s College London

  • Author: Meyer, Niels I.

    Unknown

  • Author: Nielsen, Per Sieverts

  • Author: Nunes, C.

    King’s College London, United Kingdom

  • Author: Patyk, A.

    University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • Author: Reinhardt, G.A.

    University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • Author: Rosillo-Calle, F.

    Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Sweden

  • Author: Scrase, I.

    Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Sweden

  • Author: Widmann, B.

    Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

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The paper describes results of the BioCosts project in which a comprehensive analysis of the economic and environmental performance of the energy use of biomass was carried out for selected existing facilities throughout the European Union. It is demonstrated that the appropriately organized use of biofuels has significant environmental advantages compared to the use of fossil fuels. Mitigation of global warming is the largest single incentive to use biofuels. However, only a few technologies are economically competitive under prevailing conditions, while others lead to up to 100% higher energy production costs than fossil fuels. Employment effects of using biofuels are small but positive. Ó 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy
Publication date2000
Volume25
Issue11
Pages1081–1095
ISSN0360-5442
DOIs
StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 17
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