ETI: Bioenergy insights into the future UK Bioenergy Sector

11th March 2015

What is the most effective way of delivering a particular bioenergy outcome in the UK, taking into account the available biomass resources, the geography of the UK, time, technology options and logistics networks?

The ETI has undertaken a significant programme of work exploring a range of scenarios using the BVCM toolkit, to examine system sensitivities to parameters such as imports, land constraints, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, cost and technology assumptions, build constraints, and carbon pricing.

This paper aims to set out the key properties of the BVCM toolkit – a comprehensive and flexible toolkit for the modelling and optimisation of fullsystem bioenergy value chains over the next five decades –  and describe how it has been used, in conjunction with other ETI programme information, to draw out insights around the nature and scale of the future bioenergy sector which may develop in the UK over the next five decades.

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