Tuesday, 07 July 2020
Room: Auditoium 1
09:00 - 10:00
Strategies for biomass integrated into energy systems
Session code: 5BO.4 Integrating Bioenergy in the Energy System
Chair & Moderator
Heinz A. OSSENBRINK, Former Head of Unit of European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Pedro HARO, Universidad de Sevilla, Chemical and Environmental Engineering Dpt., SPAIN

Short introductive summary: The Role of Bioenergy Modelling in Renewable Energy Research & Policy Development

Transition towards renewable technologies is a key measure in climate change mitigation. Current questions for the energy sector relate to the choice of energy technologies to be deployed, how these may provide the required amounts and types of energy, and the speed that the energy sector can decarbonise. Due to variability in geography, resource availability, infrastructural development, end-user demand, financial constraints and sometimes very different historic approaches to energy, individual country’s policy makers face unique sets of challenges in developing policy frameworks for decarbonisation. Energy models are increasingly used by decision makers to road-test plans before they are implemented. This research evaluates how bioenergy is analysed within different types models and the extent that different models cover key themes of bioenergy research. This presentation will introduce our research highlighting why it is important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of bioenergy modelling, particularly when models are used in policy development and decision making.
Presenter:  Andrew WELFLE, University of Manchester, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Resarch, UNITED KINGDOM

Presenter's biography:
Andrew Welfle is a Research Fellow within the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester UK. Andrew’s research interests are biomass resource modelling, bioenergy scenarios, the global trade of biomass trade for energy end uses, the GHG performance of bioenergy.

Biographies and Short introductive summaries are supplied directly by presenters and are published here unedited

A. J. Welfle, University of Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
P. Thornley, Aston University, Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
M. Röder, Aston University, Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM

Session reference: 5BO.4.1