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How are the EU Member States Contributing to the 27% Target for EU's Renewable Energy Consumption - the Role of Woody Biomass

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Authors: Proskurina Svetlana, Sikkema Richard, Heinimö Jussi, Vakkilainen Esa
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: European Biomass Conference And Exhibition
Title of parent publication: European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings
Start page: 1602
End page: 1604
Number of pages: 3
ISBN: 978-88-89407-17-2
eISSN: 2282-5819
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
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The European Union has rest ambitious targets of raising the share of EU
energy consumption produced from renewable resources from 20% by 2020
to 27% by 2030. The aim of the study is to assess the role of biomass in
renewable energy as a share in the gross final energy consumption in
the European Union (the EU-28) in 2020 and beyond. The original study
presents a literature review including the latest studies on the use of
forest and agricultural biomass for bioenergy. The study shows the
specific role of forest and agricultural biomass demands in the 2020 RE
targets of EU-28 countries. The role of biomass in total national
renewable energy targets are discussed for each country group. Moreover,
the study presents the biomass supply potential in the EU based on the
actual and the future contribution of biomass for renewable energy,
further specified into the future availability of woody biomass
resources in the EU Member States. As a conclusion, the study shows the
future progress and make a recommendation how to increase the likelihood
of achieving targets for the EU.

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