New Report – Using “BEAST” to support the local dialogue on lignocellulosic cropping for energy use, climate protection and sustaining ecosystem services

Date Jun 2019

This report of IEA Bioenergy Task 43 introduces “BEAST”, the “Bio-Energy Allocation and Scenario Tool”. BEAST provides a flexible instrument helping local actors to put across complex land use interactions in the selection of suitable (in economic and ecological terms) sites for lignocellulosic crops. The report provides a German case study example to illustrate scenario generation and results presentation for the selection of suitable short rotation coppice (SCR) sites in the rural district of Göttingen and by presenting a detailed step by step manual with further background information on input data used and methods applied.