Work Package 1

Measurement of GHG balance in bioenergy systems

Leader: Dr Niall McNamara, CEH

Participants: Professor Iain Donnison, IBERS-Aberystwyth; Professor Gail Taylor, Southampton

Aims: Work package 1 will focus on GHG ‘hotspots’ in the bioenergy crop life-cycle, previously un-qualified and contributing significant uncertainty to the GHG balance of bioenergy systems. The primary hotspots that we have identified are land-use conversions, reversion, and large temporal variability in GHG emissions following management interventions.