Earth System Sustainability Meeting
A workshop of the Earth System Science Partnership (Diversitas, IGBP, IHDP, WCRP)
19-22 July 2008,
Presently, the global demand for bioenergy is driven by demand for “traditional bioenergy” in rural communities
of developing countries, which accounts for 10 percent of global primary energy. More recently, the demand for “new”, highly
standardized biomass for energy is rising rapidly posing a new set of opportunities and challenges to Earth system sustainability.
The are different perspectives through which bioenergy is viewed:
- Energy security.
- Livelihood security and rural development.
- Innovation and new business opportunities.
Each of these opportunities comes with a range of challenges. The goals of the workshop were to identify the major opportunities and
constraints for bioenergy in the context of Earth system sustainability.
|| Carbon implications of different biofuel pathways
|Edgar de Beauclair & Raffaella Rossetto
||Overview of the sugar and ethanol industries in Brazil
||Technologies (and their role for sustainable bioenergy)
|| Bioenergy and Earth Sustainability: Session on Scenarios: Ideas for integrating
|Stephen Karekezi, Waeni Kithyoma
and Ken Muzee
| Analysis and Challenges of the African Energy Sector and Potential for Sustainable Bio-Energy Options
Trade and Certification -pdf version
Trade and Certification -powerpoint version (pt 1)
|| Biofuels Trade and Certification -powerpoint version (pt 2)
|| Impacts of rising food and bioenergydemand on land and water use
|I C Macedo
|| GHG emissions in the production and use of ethanol from sugarcane
|Stefan Majer, Franziska Müller-Langer, Katja Schreiber
|| European Biofuel market
|Luiz A Martinelli, Reynaldo L Victoria, Janaina Braga do Carmo and Jean Pierre Ometto
|| Nitrogen dynamics and sugar cane in Brazil
|J. Melillo, A. Gurgel, D. Kicklighter, J. Reilly, T. Cronin, S. Paltsev, B. Felzer,
A. Sokolov and X. Wang
|| A Global-Scale Biofuels Program and its Environmental Consequences
|| Biofuels in the USA
|N. H. Ravindranath
|| Bioenergy and Land Use Issues in Asia
|| Energy Systems and How Bioenergy Fits into the Main Energy System
|R. Schaldach, J. Alcamo, M. Flörke, D. Lapola
|| Water requirements of bio-fuel expansion
|Rob Alkemade, Mark van Oorschot, NichelBakkenes, Ben ten Brink, LeraMiles, Jörn Scharlemann
|| Biodiversity impacts of bioenergy production: a modelling approach using GLOBIO
|Mogodisheng B.M. Sekhwela
|| Woody Biomass Feed Stocks from Drylands: Supply Potential and Sustainable Livelihood
|Graham von Maltitz
|| Biofuels in Africa - is Africa different?
|Nicolas Vuichard, Philippe Ciais, Luca Belelli, Riccardo Valentini
|| Growing biofuels over abandoned croplands in the former USSR
|| Bionergy and biofuels: opportunities for innovation and development - examples from LAC
|| Biofuels and Food Security