Crop modelling to explore the impacts and trade-offs on the carbon balance of large-scale biomass use

Shepherd, A. (Author), Hastings, A. F. S. J. (Contributor), naomi vaughan (Organiser)

Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangePublic Engagement


Poster prepared for FAB-GGR project stakeholder meeting


Poster described findings from modelled projections of bioenergy from miscanthus, including:
- That we estimate M giganteus can provide just over 20% of the global bioenergy requirement to satisfy RCP 2.6 climate within 2 degrees C under the SSP2 bioenergy land use scenario by end of century.
- Potential to supply global crop potential of 1.72 Gigatonnes dry matter biomass per year, with soil sequestration potential of 42.9 Megatonnes of carbon per year.
PeriodNov 2019
Venue / Associated OrganisationNERC FAB-GGR consortium