New concepts for increasing co-production of bioenergy in forest-products industry platforms in Europe

Kai Sipilä, Paterson McKeough, Tuula Mäkinen

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    Abstract

    VTT has assessed the impacts of various EU policies and directives on future utilisation of biomass in Europe in a so-called Biofuture project. All the three main categories of biomass were considered: forest biomass, agricultural biomass and biodegradable wastes from industrial and urban activities. The forest industry offers attractive platforms for production of bioelectricity and upgraded biofuels because of the availability of reasonably priced residues and wastes, the long annual operating times of the plants and the synergistic benefits of integration of the bioenergy process with the manufacture of traditional products. This paper presents data confirming the potential competitiveness of the co-production of the following forms of bioenergy: bioelectricity, fuel-oil substitutes and biofuels for transportation. For the forest-products industry, co-production of bioenergy is an opportunity that will offer attractive rates of return on investment in forthcoming years.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBioenergy in Wood Industry 2005 – Book of Proceedings
    Pages419-426
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Bioenergy in Wood Industry Conference and Exhibition, BioEnergy 2005 - Jyväskylä, Finland
    Duration: 12 Sep 200515 Sep 2005

    Publication series

    SeriesFINBIO publication
    Number32
    ISSN1239-4874

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Bioenergy in Wood Industry Conference and Exhibition, BioEnergy 2005
    CountryFinland
    CityJyväskylä
    Period12/09/0515/09/05

    Keywords

    • biorefinery
    • power production
    • liquid biofuel production

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    Sipilä, K., McKeough, P., & Mäkinen, T. (2005). New concepts for increasing co-production of bioenergy in forest-products industry platforms in Europe. In Bioenergy in Wood Industry 2005 – Book of Proceedings (pp. 419-426). FINBIO publication, No. 32