|Greenhouse Gas Balances of
Biomass and Bioenergy Systems
When conducting GHG modeling, it is important to study and assemble key data required for the study.
This exercise enables the user to become conversant with the key parameters and familiar with the basic LCA
aspects of the particular project. This effort also provides an opportunity to define the system boundaries
and level of data needed.
There has been a great paucity of literature and relevant contacts or directory type of information in � data for renewable energy use such as bioenergy systems. GHG modeling studies require energy and GHG emission data. Collating this data can prove difficult, therefore the IEA Task38 and BIOMITRE seek to provide GHG bioenergy researchers at least a few key links to various databases.
|GHG Emissions and Energy Data
|Bioenergy Statistics and Data
The BIOMITRE tool allows for a range of detail from basic (level 1) to highly detailed (level 3). Further information on this is contained in Section 6.1 of the BIOMITRE Technical Manual (see page 23), as well as information in the BIOMITRE User Manual (Appendix A).
IPCC Data Distribution Centre provides detailed
data in the form of �Scenarios�.
These scenario data can be viewed (and downloaded) following the links below:
Databases on Biomass Energy
The Biomass Database project, funded by the Australian Greenhouse Office and the Joint Venture Agroforestry Program (JVAP)
TERI ENVIS Database
The TERI ENVIS database broadly deals with all environmental issues with special reference to biomass application, climate change, environmental economics, environmental planning/policy, environmental laws and regulations, hazardous wastes and their management, pollution and control technology, renewable energy and environment, sustainable development etc. It also includes global environmental issues pertaining to other developing countries relevant to this region.
UN Wood Energy Database
The database includes statistics on both conventional and biomass energy commodities. The conventional commodities included in the statistics are coal (hard coal, lignite, coke, peat, hard coal briquettes and lignite and peat briquettes), petroleum (crude petroleum, LPG, aviation gasoline, motor gasoline, kerosene, jet fuels, gas-diesel oils, residual fuel oil), gas (natural gas, other gas) and electricity (hydro, thermal, nuclear). The biomass fuels included in the statistics are fuelwood, charcoal and bagasse. Data for each type of fuel and aggregate data for the total mix of conventional fuels are provided for individual countries as well as summarized into regional and world tables. There are altogether 38 tables in the statistics which include production and trade of biomass energy.