International assessment of bioenergy stakeholders research requirements of GIS based biomass analytics

Date Jan 2019


Geographic information systems (GIS) are beneficial for the bioenergy industry as they can display the spatial distribution of various types of biomass, and select areas that are could be used to produce bioenergy. This IEA Bioenergy Task 43 study aimed to investigate the GIS based biomass research priorities of bioenergy stakeholders. A voluntary survey was distributed internationally to bioenergy stakeholders to discern their usefulness rating for various analytics. The most useful analytic was found to be Economic, followed by Environmental, Product quality and Social assessments.