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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
There is a rapidly growing interest in using forest biomass for energy (heat, power and transportation fuels) and biobased products. Wood is an abundant, sustainable resource that can help create a more stable energy future, improve environmental quality, and increase economic opportunities. Forests provide goods, services and values such as wood and non-wood products; jobs, businesses, and income; enhanced water and air quality, water supply, wildlife habitat; and recreation opportunities, in addition to energy feedstocks. Challenges exist in developing technologies and processes that can reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of producing biofuels and bioproducts. Questions that should be addressed include the environmental, social, and economic outcomes of a developing forest bioenergy sector.
Special emphasis areas of the Task Force include
The main purpose of the Task Force on Forest Bioenergy is to synthesize and disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge to and to increase the dialogue between the various actors and stakeholders in this growing field. The work of the Task Force will reflect the great differences in needs, problems and possibilities of forest bioenergy projects in different parts of the world. The identified target group includes the scientific community, landowners, the industry, NGOs, government agencies, policy-makers, research funding entities and other stakeholders. The term of the Task Force will be 2010-2014.
The Task Force will focus on the following activities:
In addition, the Task force will prepare an annual report on the Task Force activities to the IUFRO Management Committee and Board. A proposal of supporting activities that may be taken up by other IUFRO units will be included in the annual report.
Work of the Task Force will generally be done through email, conference calls, and videoconferences.
Rolf Björheden, Forest operations and forest bioenergy supply systems
Elspeth MacRae, Biorefinery technology and industry
Sanjeev Chauhan, Short rotation forestry, agroforestry (Div 1 Silviculture liaison)
Shawn Mansfield, (Div 2 Physiology and genetics liaison)
Hans Rudolf Heinimann, (Div 3Forest operations Division Coordinator)
Margarida Tomé, (Div 4 Forest assessment Division Coordinator)
Marilyn Buford, Ecological sustainability (Div 5 Forest products liaison)
Cecil Konijnendijk, Urban forestry (Div 6 Social aspects liaison)
Viktor Bruckman, Air pollution, climate change and forests (Div 7 Forest Health liaison)
David Flaspohler, Forest bioenergy and biodiversity (Div 8 Forest environment liaison)
Daniela Kleinschmit, (Div 9 Policy and economics Division Coordinator)
IEA Task 29 : Socio-Economic Drivers in Implementing Bioenergy Projects
IEA Task 32 : Biomass Combustion and Co-firing
IEA Task 33 : Thermal Gasification of Biomass
IEA Task 34 : Pyrolysis of Biomass
IEA Task 36 : Integrating Energy Recovery into Solid Waste Management
IEA Task 37 : Energy from Biogas
IEA Task 38 : Greenhouse Gas Balances of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems
IEA Task 39 : Commercializing Liquid Biofuels from Biomass
IEA Task 40 : Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade – Securing Supply and Demand
IEA Task 41 : Project 3 – Joint project with the Advanced Motor Fuels Implementing Agreement
IEA Task 42 : Biorefineries: Co-production of Fuels, Chemicals, Power and Materials from Biomass
IEA Task 43: Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets
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