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New Approaches for Biomass Estimation and Monitoring

Buchhorn, Marcel and Günther, Kurt P. and Tum, Markus and Thraen, Daniela (2010) New Approaches for Biomass Estimation and Monitoring. 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 3.-7. Mai, Lyon, France. ISBN 978-88-89407-56-5.

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Abstract

The future contribution of bioenergy to the energy supply strongly depends on its availability, in other words on the biomass potential that can be assessed from regional to global scale. Since certain biomass fractions have a low energy density, their spatial distribution is a crucial economical and ecological factor. For other biomass fractions a super-regional or global market is envisaged. Thus spatial and temporal information is vital for the future expansion of bioenergy use. This paper discuss the limits of the traditional biomass potential estimation approaches - material flow balance, site examinations and statistical surveys – in their accuracy and spatial localisation. Moreover, it shows new approaches in the potential estimation via GIS analysis (Geographic Information System) and remote sensing (RS). In addition, first results of German biomass potential estimated with help of these new approaches are shown and discussed.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:New Approaches for Biomass Estimation and Monitoring
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Buchhorn, Marcelmarcel.buchhorn@awi.de
Günther, Kurt P.kurt.guenther@dlr.de
Tum, Markusmarkus.tum@dlr.de
Thraen, DanielaUNSPECIFIED
Date:2010
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 81-90
ISBN:978-88-89407-56-5
Status:Published
Keywords:bioenergy, biomass, geographical information system (GIS), monitoring, potential, resources
Event Title:18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Event Location:Lyon, France
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:3.-7. Mai
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Datenprodukte für Klima- und Atmosphärenanwendungen (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Markus Tum
Deposited On:14 Jul 2011 13:33
Last Modified:15 Apr 2013 13:30

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