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Forest BioEnergy Production

Management, Carbon sequestration and Adaptation

  • Seppo Kellomäki
  • Antti Kilpeläinen
  • Ashraful Alam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Forest Management for Bioenergy Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Seppo Kellomäki, Antti Kilpeläinen, Ashraful Alam
      Pages 1-4
    3. Lars Rytter, Karin Johansson, Bo Karlsson, Lars-Göran Stener
      Pages 7-37
    4. Hardi Tullus, Arvo Tullus, Lars Rytter
      Pages 39-56
    5. Johanna Routa, Piritta Pyörälä, Ashraful Alam, Antti Kilpeläinen, Heli Peltola, Seppo Kellomäki
      Pages 57-79
  3. Mitigation and Carbon Sequestration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Seppo Kellomäki, Ashraful Alam, Antti Kilpeläinen
      Pages 125-158
    3. Ashraful Alam, Seppo Kellomäki, Antti Kilpeläinen
      Pages 159-169
    4. Antti Kilpeläinen
      Pages 171-183
    5. Roger Sathre, Leif Gustavsson, Sylvia Haus
      Pages 185-206
  4. Adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Rasoul Yousefpour, Bo Jellesmark Thorsen
      Pages 223-238
    3. Sepul K. Barua, Renato Bonilha
      Pages 239-251
  5. Future Direction/Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Seppo Kellomäki, Antti Kilpeläinen, Ashraful Alam
      Pages 255-258
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-268

About this book

Introduction

For thousands of years, forest biomass or wood has been among the main energy sources of humans around the world. Since the industrial revolution, fossil fuels have replaced wood and become the dominant source of energy. The use of fossil fuels has the disadvantage of increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs), especially carbon dioxide (CO2), with the consequent warming of global climate and changes in precipitation. In this context, the substitution of fossil fuels with renewable energy sources like forest biomass is among the ways to mitigate climate change.

 

This book summarizes recent experiences on how to manage forest land to produce woody biomass for energy use and what are the potentials to mitigate climate change by substituting fossil fuels in energy production. In this context, the book addresses how management can affect the supply of energy biomass using short-rotation forestry and the conventional forestry applying long rotations. Furthermore, the book outlines the close interaction between the ecological systems and industrial systems, which controls the carbon cycle between the atmosphere and biosphere. In this context, sustainable forest management is a key to understand and control indirect carbon emissions due to the utilization of forest biomass (e.g. from management, harvesting and logistics, and ecosystem processes), which are often omitted in assessing the carbon neutrality of energy systems based on forest biomass. The focus in this book is on forests and forestry in the boreal and temperate zones, particularly in Northern Europe, where the woody biomass is widely used in the energy industry for producing energy.

Keywords

BioEnergy Energy Policy Forest Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Seppo Kellomäki
    • 1
  • Antti Kilpeläinen
    • 2
  • Ashraful Alam
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Forest SciencesUniversity of Eastern FinlandJoensuuFinland
  2. 2.Finnish Environment Institute Joensuu officeJoensuuFinland
  3. 3.Faculty of Sciences and ForestryUniversity of Eastern Finland School of Forest SciencesJoensuuFinland

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