Assessing the merits of bioenergy by estimating marginal climate-change impacts

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research scientist Dr Miko Kirschbaum calculated marginal climate-change impacts for one specific example of bioenergy option; the conversion of an unutilised mature forest into a production forest harvested repeatedly for bioenergy over successive 25 year rotations.

The overall benefit of the option was assessed by including stand-level carbon dynamics, global carbon-cycle feedback, progressively changing radiative efficiency and marginal impact sensitivity of warming.

Further information

View this publication in The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.