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Strapasson A, Woods J, Chum H, et al., 2017, On the global limits of bioenergy and land use for climate change mitigation, Global Change Biology Bioenergy, Vol: 9, Pages: 1721-1735, ISSN: 1757-1693
Across energy, agricultural and forestry landscapes, the production of biomass for energy has emerged as a controversial driver of land-use change. We present a novel, simple methodology, to probe the potential global sustainability limits of bioenergy over time for energy provision and climate change mitigation using a complex-systems approach for assessing land-use dynamics. Primary biomass that could provide between 70 EJ year−1 and 360 EJ year−1, globally, by 2050 was simulated in the context of different land-use futures, food diet patterns and climate change mitigation efforts. Our simulations also show ranges of potential greenhouse gas emissions for agriculture, forestry and other land uses by 2050, including not only above-ground biomass-related emissions, but also from changes in soil carbon, from as high as 24 GtCO2eq year−1 to as low as minus 21 GtCO2eq year−1, which would represent a significant source of negative emissions. Based on the modelling simulations, the discussions offer novel insights about bioenergy as part of a broader integrated system. Whilst there are sustainability limits to the scale of bioenergy provision, they are dynamic over time, being responsive to land management options deployed worldwide.
Rosillo-Calle F, 2016, A review of biomass energy-shortcomings and concerns, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, Vol: 91, Pages: 1933-1945, ISSN: 0268-2575
Paredes-Sanchez JP, Garcia-Elcoro VE, Rosillo-Calle F, et al., 2016, Assessment of forest bioenergy potential in a coal-producing area in Asturias (Spain) and recommendations for setting up a Biomass Logistic Centre (BLC), APPLIED ENERGY, Vol: 171, Pages: 133-141, ISSN: 0306-2619
Strapasson A, Wang L, Kalas N, 2015, Land Use Assessment for Sustainable Biomass, The Biomass Assessment Handbook Energy for a Sustainable Environment, Editors: Rosillo-Calle, De Groot, Hemstock, Woods, Publisher: Routledge, Pages: 210-227, ISBN: 9781138019645
Woods J, Rosillo-Calle F, Murphy R, et al., 2011, The Availability of Sustainable Biomass for Use in UK Power Generation, Publisher: LCAworks
Azar C, Berndes G, House J, et al., 2010, Obituary: Dr. Peter Read, Proponent of bioenergy for climate mitigation, died 24th November 2009, APPLIED ENERGY, Vol: 87, Pages: 1803-1803, ISSN: 0306-2619
Diaz-Chavez RA, 2010, The role of biofuels in promoting rural development, Food versus Fuel: An Informed Introduction, Editors: Rosillo-Calle, Johnson, Publisher: Zed Books, UK, ISBN: 9781848133822
Walter A, Rosillo-Calle F, Dolian P, et al., 2008, Perspectives on fuel ethanol consumption and trade, Biomass and Bioenergy
Walter A, Rosillo-Calle F, 2008, Fuel Ethanol Trade: Current Barriers and Perspective, Intern Energy Journal 9 (Special Issue)
Perry M, Rosillo-Calle F, 2008, Recent Trends and Future Opportunities in UK Bioinergy : Maximising Biomass Penetration in a Centralised Energy System, Biomass and Bioenergy
Pelaez-Samaniego MR, Pelaez-Samaniego M, Cortez LB, et al., 2008, Improvements of Brazilian carbonization industry as part of the creation of a global biomass economy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol: 12, Pages: 1063-1086
Johnson FX, 2007, Biomass, Livelihoods and International Trade- Challenges and Opportunities for the EU and Southern Africa Climate and Energy Report, Publisher: Stockholm Environment Institute, ISBN: 978-91-976022-3-5
Junginger M, Faaij A, Rosillo-Calle F, et al., 2006, The growing role of biofuels - opportunities, challenges and pitfalls, INT SUGAR J, Vol: 108, Pages: 618-+, ISSN: 0020-8841
This paper provides an overview of biomass production potentials, and the importance of technological development and perennial crops to utilize this potential. It examines some of the most critical issues for developing large-scale biomass for energy production, and indicates at the same time how these issues may be avoided or solved. An overview is provided of on-going developments to ensure the 'greenness' of biomass by developing safeguards, e.g. via sustainability criteria and certification schemes for bioenergy. Finally, the importance of sustainable international bioenergy trade as a major driver to develop biomass potentials is highlighted.
Rosillo-Calle F, De Groot P, Hemstock SL, et al., 2006, Biomass Assessment Handbook: bioenergy for sustainable development, Publisher: Earthscan, ISBN: 9781844072859
Rosillo-Calle F, Moreira JR, 2006, Domestic Energy Resources, in, A Brazil: Country profile on Sustainable energy development, Vienna, Publisher: International Atomic Energy Agency, Pages: 47-63, ISBN: 9201049064
Rosillo-Calle F, 2006, Biomass Energy -An Overview, Landolf-Bornstein Handbook, Publisher: Springer, Pages: p334-p373, ISBN: 3540429662
Rosillo-Calle F, Walter A, 2006, A global market for Bioethanol: Historical trends and future prospects, Energy Sustainable Development, Pages: 20-32
Rosillo-Calle F, Bajay SV, Rothman H, 2003, Uso da Biomassa para Producao de Energia na Industrial, University of Campinas, Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Rosillo-Calle F, Ramalho EL, Andrade MTO, 2002, Privatisation of the Brazilian Electricity Industry: Opportunities and Pitfalls, Global Energy Issues, Pages: 266-280
Rosillo-Calle F, 2001, Biomass, Biomass Energy, London, Publisher: World Energy Council
Groscurth HM, de Almeida A, Bauen A, et al., 2000, Total costs and benefits of biomass in selected regions of the European Union, ENERGY, Vol: 25, Pages: 1081-1095, ISSN: 0360-5442
Rosillo-Calle F, Bajay SV, Rothman H, 2000, Industrial Uses of Biomass Energy, Publisher: Taylor and Francis, ISBN: 0748408843
Braunbeck O, Bauen A, Rosillo-Calle F, et al., 1999, Prospects for green cane harvesting and cane residue use in Brazil, BIOMASS BIOENERGY, Vol: 17, Pages: 495-506, ISSN: 0961-9534
Mechanisation of sugarcane harvesting is growing rapidly in Southern Brazil where nearly 80% of Brazil's crop is cultivated. Currently a maximum of 20% of the cane is mechanically harvested and the proportion is expected to rise to about 50% by 2005. However, most of the cane is burned prior to harvesting and less than 2% is harvested green. Issues such as topography, crop cultivation and management methods, labour costs, machine performance, environmental legislation and markets for sugarcane residues will influence the increase in mechanical harvesting of burned or green cane. This paper discusses the prospects for green cane harvesting technology, with emphasis on Southern Brazil, and compares harvesting technologies which are being commercialised today. The paper also addresses the recovery of cane residues (dry and green tops and leaves) and comments on their possible use and commercialisation, particularly for electricity generation. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Cortez L, Freire WJ, Rosillo-Calle F, 1998, Biodigestion of vinasse in Brazil, INT SUGAR J, Vol: 100, Pages: 403-+, ISSN: 0020-8841
Historically, vinasse has been considered an undesirable by-product of ethanol distillation, and it is still a major concern in most sugarcane producing countries since between 10 to 15 litres of stillage are produced for each litre of ethanol. Even prior to the creation of Brazil's National Alcohol Programme (NAP) in 1975, although stillage was produced on a small scale, it generated undesirable secondary effects such as river pollution near the distilleries.On-site disposal of vinasse by biodigestion (and consequent biogas production) is still associated with a number of technical, economic and environmental problems. Currently, most of the disposal involves a technique called "ferti-irrigation". Although this method produces good results, including increasing the overall agricultural yield, it does not solve all the associated problems, particularly at distilleries where large amounts of surplus vinasse are produced. Further improvements are needed to make the process more cost-effective, but biodigestion remains a promising alternative process for the large-scale treatment of vinasse, particularly in Brazil.
Hall DO, Rosillo-Calle F, 1998, The role of bioenergy in developing countries., 10th European Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy and Industry, Publisher: CENTRALES AGRAR ROHSTOFF MKT & ENTWICKLUNG NETZWERK, Pages: 52-55
Bauen A, Cortez L, Rosillo-Calle F, et al., 1998, Electricity from sugarcane in Brazil, 10th European Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy and Industry, Publisher: CENTRALES AGRAR ROHSTOFF MKT & ENTWICKLUNG NETZWERK, Pages: 341-344
Rosillo-Calle F, Cortez LAB, 1998, Towards ProAlcool II - A review of the Brazilian bioethanol programme, BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, Vol: 14, Pages: 115-124, ISSN: 0961-9534
Faaij A, Meuleman B, Turkenburg W, et al., 1998, Externalities of biomass based electricity production compared with power generation from coal in the Netherlands, BIOMASS BIOENERGY, Vol: 14, Pages: 125-147, ISSN: 0961-9534
Externalities of electricity production from biomass and coal are investigated and compared for the Dutch context. Effects on economic activity and employment are investigated with help of input/output and multiplier tables. Valuations of damage from emissions to air are based on generic data from other studies. In addition external costs are estimated for nitrogen leaching and for the use of agrochemicals for energy crop production. The average private costs for biomass and coal based power generation are projected to be 68 and 38 mECU/kWh, respectively in the year 2005. It is assumed that biomass production takes place on fallow land. Coal mining is excluded from the analysis. If the quantified external damages and benefits are included the cost range for bio-electricity is 53-70 mECU/kWh and 45-72 mECU/kWh for coal. Indirect economic effects (increment of gross domestic product) and the difference in CO2 emissions are the most important distinguishing factors between coal and biomass in economic terms. Damage costs of other emissions to lair (NOx, SO2, dust and CO) are of the same order of magnitude for both coal and biomass (coal mining excluded). In this analysis environmental impacts of energy farming are compared mainly with fallow land focused on the use of fertilisers and agrochemicals. The related damage costs appear to be low but should be considered as a preliminary estimate only. The quantitative outcomes should not be considered as the external costs of the two fuel cycles studied. Many impacts have not been valued and large uncertainties persist, e.g. with respect to the costs of climate change and numerous dose-response relations. More detailed analysis is desired with respect to macro-economic impacts. The results serve as a first indication, but the outcomes plead for the support of bio-electricity production and/or taxation of coal-based power generation. (C) 1998 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Moreira JR, Rosillo-Calle F, Hall D, 1997, Biomass - Considerations about modern energy uses, Workshop on Biomass Energy - Key Issues and Priority Needs, Publisher: ORGANIZATION ECONOMIC COOPERATION & DEVELOPMENT, Pages: 95-112
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