Biomass Resources

Through following the links below you’ll find heaps of useful information and resources on biomass and our biomass-related campaigns.

Biomass campaign materials and briefings

Why biomass electricity should not receive renewable energy subsidies

Frequently Asked Questions about Biomass – and their answers

UK Policy Recommendation on Biomass and Waste Incineration, Biofuelwatch and UK Without Incineration Network

#AxeDrax: Background information about Drax, the impacts of their coal and biomass burning and their subsidies

Briefing about the conversion of the mothballed Lynemouth Power Station to biomass by EPH

Burning Wood in Power Stations – Public Health Impacts

Biomass Sustainability Standards – a Credible Tool for Avoiding Negative Impacts from Large-scale Bioenergy?, joint briefing by Biofuelwatch, Global Forest Coalition and Econexus

Map of UK biomass power stations

Our (incl. joint) Reports and publications

Why the UK’s new Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas standards for Biomass Cannot Guarantee sustainability or low carbon impacts, Analysis of the UK’s biomass greenhouse gas and sustainability standards introduced on 1st December 2015, published by Biofuelwatch January 2016

Why the UK’s new Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Standards for Biomass still allow biomass to pollute more than coal, Joint briefing to MPs about the UK’s biomass greenhouse gas and sustainability standards, Biofuelwatch and Partnership for Policy Integrity, January 2016

Bioenergy Out: Why bioenergy should not be included in the next EU Renewable Energy Directive, Joint briefing by NOAH (Friends of the Earth Denmark), Biofuelwatch, Econexus, Global Forest Coalition, World Rainforest Movement, Rettet den Regenwald e.V./Rainforest Rescue, and Corporate Europe Observatory, September 2015

Can sustainability standards for bioenergy protect forests?  Poster for the World Forestry Congress 2015, Biofuelwatch and Global Forest Coalition, September 2015

A new look at land-grabs in the global south linked to EU biomass policies, Biofuelwatch, June 2013

Report by Global Forest Coalition and Biofuelwatch: Wood Bioenergy: Green Land Grabs For Dirty ‘Renewable’ Energy, October 2013

Biofuelwatch Report: Biomass: The Chain of Destruction (including the case report Plantations for Energy: A Case Study of Suzano’s plantations for wood pellet exports in the Baixo Parnaíba region, Maranhão, Brazil by Ivonete Gonçalves de Souza from CEPEDES and Winfridus Overbeek from World Rainforest Movement), October 2013

Biofuelwatch Report: Sustainable Biomass – A modern myth, September 2012

Reports, studies and briefings by other groups

A list of peer-reviewed studies, NGO reports, briefings and letters on biomass

US website by Partnership for Policy Integrity: http://biomess101.org/

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