Short rotation forestry (SRF) on agricultural land and its possibilities for sustainable energy supply
Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat2008 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2008. , 66 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2008:543
Research subject Environment; Agriculture
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-2257ISBN: 978-92-893-1695-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-2257DiVA: diva2:702642