The role of biochar in achieving carbon neutral bioenergy systems

Koldo Saez de Bikuna Salinas (Lecturer)

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In dedicated bioenergy systems, indirect land use changes may put in risk the sustainability of these renewable energy sources. Gasification can play a key role in bringing carbon neutrality through permanent C sequestration of stable biochar when this is use as soil amendment in the fields where the energy crops are cultivated. The importance of considering the background system development over time is highlighted, since it will affect the substituted energy sources. This should be an additional aspect to consider when performing life cycle assessments of dedicated bioenergy systems.
Period7 Jul 201510 Jul 2015
Event title8th Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology
Event typeConference
Conference number8
LocationGuildford, United Kingdom