Welcome to the biomass supply viewer! This tool enables the user to make selections of biomass types for which data can be displayed in a map in relation to amount of biomass available per year and potential type combination. The user can select the regional level, the year and the different types of potentials. In addition the user can also choose the level entities in absolute levels (Kton dm or TJ), area weighted (Kton dm/km2 or GJ/km2) and weighted average road side cost (€/ton dm).
For further user instructions open user instructions document. The background report providing an extensive description and metainformation of how the cost supply data was assessed per biomass type is D1.6 . An overview of all cost-supply data is also presented in the S2BIOM Atlas (D1.8).
Additional data for biomass assessment in Switzerland are available from another project carried out by the Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape WSL within the SCCER-BIOSWEET. This includes 10 biomasses quantified in tonnes and primary energy.
The interactive viewing and download tool made accessible here displayes the core supply data generated in WP1 of the project.
Data are have been assessed for 2012, 2020 and 2030. They are provided for several ‘potentials' including: a technical potential; a base potential considering currently applied sustainability practises; and further potential levels that are determined considering changing sustainability restrictions, mobilisation measures and different constraints to account for competing use.
The technical potential represents the absolute maximum amount of lignocellulosic biomass potentially available for energy use assuming the absolute minimum of technical constraints and the absolute minimum constraints by competing uses. This potential is provided to illustrate the maximum that would be available without consideration of sustainability constraints.
The base potential can be defined as the technical potential considering agreed sustainability standards for agricultural forestry and land management. The base potential is thus considered as the sustainable technical potential, considering agreed sustainability standards in CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) for agricultural farming practices and land management and in agreed (national and regional) forestry management plans for forests (equivalent to current potentials described in EFSOS II). This also includes the consideration of legal restrictions such as restrictions from management plans in protected areas and sustainability restrictions from current legislation. Further restrictions resulting from RED (Renewable Energy Directive) and CAP are considered as restrictions in the base potential as well. CAP sustainable agricultural farming practices include applying conservation of Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) (e.g. Cross Compliance issues of ‘maintaining agricultural land in good farming and management condition' and avoiding soil erosion).
The user-defined potentials vary in terms of type and number of considerations per biomass type. Following the general nomenclature of potentials the user defined potentials can also be considered as sustainable technical potentials but differ in the constraints considered vs the base potential and among each other. The user can choose the type of biomass and the considerations he would like to employ and calculate the respective potential accordingly. This flexibility is meant to help the user to understand the effect on the total biomass potential of one type of consideration against the other. These can include both increased potentials (e.g. because of enhanced biomass production) or more strongly constrained potentials (e.g. because of selection of stricter sustainability constraints).
Technical, base and one user defined (UD) potential has been assessed for all biomass groups. For forest biomass many more user defined potentials were quantified. See underneath:
|Potential||Biomass from agriculture||Biomass from forestry||Biomass from waste|
|Technical potential = TP||X||X||X|
|Base potential = BASE||X||X||X|
|User defined potential 1 = UD1||X||X||X|
|User defined potential 2 = UD2||X|
|User defined potential 3= UD3||X|
|User defined potential 4 = UD4||X|
|User defined potential 5= UD5||X|
|User defined potential 6 = UD6||X|
|User defined potential 7 = UD7||X|
|User defined potential 1 = UD8||X|