The use of forest biomass for climate change mitigation: Dispelling some misconceptions

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Periodically there are articles and statements in the media and journals which raise concerns over the climate effects of using forest biomass for bioenergy.

As some statements seem to reflect misconceptions about forest bioenergy, IEA Bioenergy here provides a brief overview of key facts about the use of forest biomass for climate change mitigation.

Solid biofuels supplied across New Zealand are sustainable and near carbon neutral because they are produced from either agriculture or plantation harvest residues, or processing residues. These residues would otherwise go to waste or to landfill.

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