Indirect carbon dioxide emissions from producing bioenergy from forest harvest residues

@article{Repo2011IndirectCD,
  title={Indirect carbon dioxide emissions from producing bioenergy from forest harvest residues},
  author={Anna Repo and Mikko Tuomi and Jari Liski},
  journal={GCB Bioenergy},
  year={2011},
  volume={3}
}
Forest harvest residues are important raw materials for bioenergy in regions practicing forestry. Removing these residues from a harvest site reduces the carbon stock of the forest compared with conventional stem‐only harvest because less litter in left on the site. The indirect carbon dioxide (CO2) emission from producing bioenergy occur when carbon in the logging residues is emitted into the atmosphere at once through combustion, instead of being released little by little as a result of… 
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