How is biodiversity protection influencing the potential for bioenergy feedstock production on grasslands?

Date Sep 2018

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This paper investigates how biodiversity protection may
influence the potential for bioenergy feedstock production on
grasslands. This is done by analyzing how biodiverse grass-
lands are considered in (a) assessments of biomass supply
potentials; and (b) selected governance systems in the EU
and Brazil (including the RED, the CAP, the CBD, and the
Brazilian Forest Act). The analysis includes estimates of the 

amount of grassland area (and potential biomass production
volume) that would be excluded from bioenergy feedstock
production in the EU and Brazil in specific biodiversity pro-
tection scenarios.
(publication in Wiley Global Change Biology, Bioenergy – open access – https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcbb.12568)