There is increasing interest in the use of nonfood second-generation lignocellulosic feedstocks and a move away from food crops for bioenergy applications, but questions still remain on sustainability. Empirical data are needed to quantify the GHG balance of land-use transition to lignocellulosic bioenergy cropping systems, to inform lifecycle analyses and aid model validation. The aim of this project 'Ecosystem Land Use Modeling and Soil Carbon GHG Flux Trial is to produce a framework for predicting the sustainability of bioenergy deployment across the UK. This GB£4m consortium project is commissioned and funded by the Energy Technologies Institute, UK.
Harris, Z. M., McNamara, N. P., Rowe, R., Dondini, M., Finch, J., Perks, M., Morison, J., Donnison, I., Farrar, K., Sohi, S., Ineson, P., Oxley, J. C., Smith, P., & Taylor, G. (2014). Research Spotlight: The ELUM project: Ecosystem Land-Use Modeling and Soil Carbon GHG Flux Trial. Biofuels, 5(2), 111-116. https://doi.org/10.4155/bfs.13.79