Global Bioenergy Potentials through 2050

Fischer, G. & Schrattenholzer, L. (2001). Global Bioenergy Potentials through 2050. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-01-009. Reprinted from Biomass and Bioenergy, 20:151-159 [2001].

[thumbnail of RR-01-09.pdf]
RR-01-09.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (4MB) | Preview


Estimates of world regional potentials of the sustainable use of biomass for energy uses through the year 2050 are presented. The estimated potentials are consistent with scenarios of agricultural production and land use developed at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria. They thus avoid inconsistent land use, in particular conflicts between the agricultural and bioenergy land use. As an illustration of the circumstances under which a large part of this potential could be used in practice, a global energy scenario with high economic growth and low greenhouse gas emissions, developed by IIASA and the World Energy Council is summarized. In that scenario, bioenergy supplies 15% of global primary energy by 2050. Our estimation method is transparent and reproducible. A computer program to repat the calculation of the estimates with possibly changed assumptions is available on request.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Modeling Land-Use and Land-Cover Changes (LUC)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Biomass and Bioenergy; 20:151-159 [2001]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:13
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:17

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item