– Material- and energy flow accounting/analysis – Biomass and bioenergy sustainability impact assessment – Life cycle assessment – Biomass resource Efficiency
Title of PhD
Using and expanding the Material- and Energy Flow Analysis (MEFA) framework for sustainability impact assessment of bioenergy systems.
Short abstract of PhD
The aim of this PhD research is to establish a comprehensive account of global biomass flows and consistently link it to the ecological carbon flows (e.g. Net Primary Production; NPP) and carbon stocks in ecosystems. It is also aim to assess the potential of cascade use of wood biomass for reducing GHG emission and increasing overall resource efficiency in the EU’s forest and bio-economy sectors.