Bioenergy from Finnish forests: Sustainable, efficient, modern use of wood

Eija Alakangas, Tomi J. Lindroos, Tiina Koljonen, Jeffrey Skeer

    Research output: Book/ReportReport


    Wood residues form Finland’s main source of bioenergy. About half of the country’s wood production is used for heat and power, either through district heating systems or through combined heat and power (CHP) plants. The most modern of these plants use fluidised bed technology to combust or gasify a wide range of forest residues.

    This report describes Finland’s approach to sustainable solid biomass supply based on forest wood resources. The study – prepared by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd in close co-operation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – offers insights for other countries on the development of sustainable forest bioenergy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages36
    ISBN (Electronic)978-92-9260-012-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study


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