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Biomass supply limited in net-zero world – ETC

Strict sustainability criteria will mean less supply than other scenarios foresee, thinktank says

The world may be able to supply significantly less biomass for decarbonisation purposes than foreseen under existing net-zero scenarios, according to a new report from thinktank the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC). The discrepancy is the result of different approaches to two key issues—the availability of land for biomass production and the sustainability criteria that should be applied to that production. “We need biofuels to decarbonise aviation and to not rely on offsets” Delasalle, ETC Scenarios issued by the International Renewable Energy Agency foresee biomass fulfilling 150-250EJ/yr of energy use, while the IEA net-zero scenario sees this figure at 110EJ/yr. But th

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