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Short rotation forestry (SRF) on agricultural land and its possibilities for sustainable energy supply
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2008 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

There is an increasing demand for bio-energy crops, both in the energy sector, but increasingly also for fuel to the traffic sector. High-density plantations of fast-growing trees grown on fertile land for the production of bio-fuels are today realised at commercial scale in Sweden. In future, short rotation forestry (SRF) is likely to become increasingly important also in other Nordic countries. The report includes a literature survey, a chapter on landscape aspects in relation to SRF plantations on agricultural land as well as a summary of attitude studies based on questionnaires performed in various Nordic and Baltic countries. In addition, best-practice guidelines for sustainable biomass production in SRF plantations on agricultural land in Nordic-Baltic regions were developed and included into the report as an Appendix, it can be circulated as a separate document.

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Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2008. , 66 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2008:543
Keyword [fi]
ympäristö, maatalous
Keyword [da]
Miljø, Jordbrug
Keyword [is]
Umhverfi, Landbúnaður
Keyword [no]
Miljø, Jordbruk
Research subject
Environment; Agriculture
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-2257ISBN: 978-92-893-1695-8OAI: diva2:702642
Available from: 2014-03-04 Created: 2014-03-04 Last updated: 2015-05-29

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