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Study Results from Vienna University of Technology Update Understanding of Energy Research (CO2-reduction potentials and costs of biomass-based...

July 30, 2014



Study Results from Vienna University of Technology Update Understanding of Energy Research (CO2-reduction potentials and costs of biomass-based alternative energy carriers in Austria)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Energy Research. According to news originating from Vienna, Austria, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "A forced use of renewable energy sources (RES) is necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly. Among RES biomass-based resources play a specific role regarding their CO2-reduction potentials, their energetic potentials and their overall costs for different derived energy carriers."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Vienna University of Technology, "From various categories of biomass resources - forestry, agricultural crops, short rotation coppices or waste products - different alternative energy carriers (AEC) like biofuels 1st or 2nd generation, electricity or hydrogen can be produced. In this paper we analyse possible biomass-based energy chains for different AEC in Austria. We investigate their overall potential by 2050, corresponding CO2-reduction potentials and resulting CO2 saving costs. The core results of this analysis are: (i) the overall potential by 2050 is approximately 130 PJ compared to 30 PJ in 2010; and (ii) the corresponding CO2-reduction potential is about 7 million tons CO2equ. This is roughly two-third reduction compared to the use of conventional fuels."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The major conclusion is that only if a tuned portfolio of actions - CO2-tax, ecological monitoring system, a focussed R&D programme for second generation biofuels and fuel cells - is implemented the potential of new biomass-based AEC can be exploited up to 2050 in an optimal way for society."

For more information on this research see: CO2-reduction potentials and costs of biomass-based alternative energy carriers in Austria. Energy, 2014;69():120-131. Energy can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Energy - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/483)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from A. Ajanovic, Vienna Univ Technol, Energy Econ Grp, A-1040 Vienna, Austria (see also Energy Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Vienna, Austria, Europe, Bioengineering, Biofuel, Biotechnology, Energy, Energy Research, Oil and Gas

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