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About the Course

The production of wood-based energy products in general and wood pellets, in particular, for electricity production is increasing worldwide. Simultaneously, there is an interest in producing liquid fuels from wood-based feedstocks. It is important to understand issues related to the sustainability of wood-based energy products (e.g., current and future markets, carbon intensity, unit cost of production, direct and indirect land use changes, certification) for developing a better understanding about the future of wood-based energy products in the context of growing demand for renewable energy. In this short course, a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises coupled with a short field visit will help workshop participants in developing an advanced understanding and some basic skills for evaluating the overall sustainability of a wood-based energy enterprise.

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