The time aspect of bioenergy – climate impacts of solid biofuels due to carbon dynamics

  title={The time aspect of bioenergy – climate impacts of solid biofuels due to carbon dynamics},
  author={Lars Zetterberg and Deliang L. Chen},
  journal={GCB Bioenergy},
The climate impacts from bioenergy involve an important time aspect. Using forest residues for energy may result in high initial emissions, but net emissions are reduced over time since, if the residues were left on the ground, they would decompose and release CO2 to the atmosphere. This article investigates the climate impacts from bioenergy with special focus on the time aspects. More specifically, we analyze the climate impacts of forest residues and stumps where combustion related emissions… 
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