Tommy Dalgaard

Possibilities for Near-term Bioenergy Production and GHG-Mitigation through Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture and Forestry in Denmark

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Possibilities for Near-term Bioenergy Production and GHG-Mitigation through Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture and Forestry in Denmark. / Larsen, Søren ; Bentsen, Niclas S; Dalgaard, Tommy; Jørgensen, Uffe; Olesen, Jørgen Eivind; Felby, Claus.

In: Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 12, No. 11, 114032, 13.11.2017.

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title = "Possibilities for Near-term Bioenergy Production and GHG-Mitigation through Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture and Forestry in Denmark",
abstract = "To mitigate climate change it is necessary to further increase the deployment of renewable energy, including bioenergy. This analysis shows how this can be achieved in Danish agriculture and forestry before 2020. The key is a sustainable intensification and we show through three scenarios how it is possible to increase production while at the same time decreasing environmental impact and with only minor consequences on food and feed production. An additional ~10 Tg biomass can be available in 2020 for the Danish energy sector. By converting the biomass in a biorefinery concept it is possible to supply relevant, domestically produced energy carriers that amounts to ~5%−13% of 2020 Danish energy consumption. This has the potential to reduce the GHG emissions with 13%−21% of 2020 emissions. These results are possible because Danish net primary production and the human appropriation hereof can be increased. We show that biomass for bioenergy has a large near-term potential to supply relevant energy carriers to the society while at the same time achieving significant GHG emission mitigation.",
keywords = "bioenergy, GHGmitigation, sustainable intensification, biorefinery, renewable energy, cbio, KLIM",
author = "S{\o}ren Larsen and Bentsen, {Niclas S} and Tommy Dalgaard and Uffe J{\o}rgensen and Olesen, {J{\o}rgen Eivind} and Claus Felby",
year = "2017",
month = nov,
day = "13",
doi = "10.1088/1748-9326/aa9001",
language = "English",
volume = "12",
journal = "Environmental Research Letters",
issn = "1748-9326",
publisher = "IOP Publishing",
number = "11",

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T1 - Possibilities for Near-term Bioenergy Production and GHG-Mitigation through Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture and Forestry in Denmark

AU - Larsen, Søren

AU - Bentsen, Niclas S

AU - Dalgaard, Tommy

AU - Jørgensen, Uffe

AU - Olesen, Jørgen Eivind

AU - Felby, Claus

PY - 2017/11/13

Y1 - 2017/11/13

N2 - To mitigate climate change it is necessary to further increase the deployment of renewable energy, including bioenergy. This analysis shows how this can be achieved in Danish agriculture and forestry before 2020. The key is a sustainable intensification and we show through three scenarios how it is possible to increase production while at the same time decreasing environmental impact and with only minor consequences on food and feed production. An additional ~10 Tg biomass can be available in 2020 for the Danish energy sector. By converting the biomass in a biorefinery concept it is possible to supply relevant, domestically produced energy carriers that amounts to ~5%−13% of 2020 Danish energy consumption. This has the potential to reduce the GHG emissions with 13%−21% of 2020 emissions. These results are possible because Danish net primary production and the human appropriation hereof can be increased. We show that biomass for bioenergy has a large near-term potential to supply relevant energy carriers to the society while at the same time achieving significant GHG emission mitigation.

AB - To mitigate climate change it is necessary to further increase the deployment of renewable energy, including bioenergy. This analysis shows how this can be achieved in Danish agriculture and forestry before 2020. The key is a sustainable intensification and we show through three scenarios how it is possible to increase production while at the same time decreasing environmental impact and with only minor consequences on food and feed production. An additional ~10 Tg biomass can be available in 2020 for the Danish energy sector. By converting the biomass in a biorefinery concept it is possible to supply relevant, domestically produced energy carriers that amounts to ~5%−13% of 2020 Danish energy consumption. This has the potential to reduce the GHG emissions with 13%−21% of 2020 emissions. These results are possible because Danish net primary production and the human appropriation hereof can be increased. We show that biomass for bioenergy has a large near-term potential to supply relevant energy carriers to the society while at the same time achieving significant GHG emission mitigation.

KW - bioenergy

KW - GHGmitigation

KW - sustainable intensification

KW - biorefinery

KW - renewable energy

KW - cbio

KW - KLIM

U2 - 10.1088/1748-9326/aa9001

DO - 10.1088/1748-9326/aa9001

M3 - Letter

VL - 12

JO - Environmental Research Letters

JF - Environmental Research Letters

SN - 1748-9326

IS - 11

M1 - 114032

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