Biomass can be used for energy production (gas, heat and electricity), in the (chemical) industry (feedstock and energy) and in transport (biofuels). We ‘unlock’ available knowhow for our clients (industry, NGOs, governments) and translate it into vision, business plans and policy. We research:
- Costs, economic and social impacts: what are the optimum economic uses of biomass?
- Lifecycle environmental impacts: what kinds of biomass are truly sustainable? (sustainability criteria)
- Policy: how can governments incentivize the biobased economy?
Biomass production and use
CE Delft has experience with all the links in the biomass chain – from the soil on which it grows via harvesting and conversion through to application. Large-scale biomass production can impact negatively on land use, biodiversity and socio-economic conditions in countries of origin. These are all aspects with which government and industry are confronted, because of the EU’s mandatory biofuel percentage, for example, or because industries need an acceptable supply for a production process.
We ourselves distinguish knowhow and advice on:
- Biofeedstock production (land-use aspects, socio-economic effects, biodiversity)
- Biofeedstock use (motor fuels, chemical feedstocks, renewable gas, co-firing in coal-fired power stations, etc.)
- Biofeedstock lifecycle impacts (production, transport, use, waste phase) • Vision development (optimum usage under conditions of future scarcity of sustainable biomass)
What can CE Delft do for you?
In the field of biomass CE Delft has a wide range of services on offer:
- Feasibility analyses of biobased solutions, taking into account economic, technological and policy aspects
- Scenario analyses of further development of the biobased economy
- LCA studies on all environmental impacts of biomass chains, including carbon footprint analyses
- Research on relationships between biomass chains and the food market
- Policy advice on biomass use in various sectors and their interrelationships, including options for multiple monetization
For further information, please contact Cor Leguijt
Publicly available reports
Below is a list of all the publicly available reports relating to the theme of Biomass.
- Ambition for 2030. Vision on greening Zeeland’s industrial-logistical complex, with concrete targets
- Carbon sequestration in soils and vegetation in PEF analyses, credible carbon credits?
- CO2 reduction in a modern coal-fired power plant
- Clean waste wood incineration for greening district heating in Utrecht
- Economic opportunities for the circular economy in Zeeland province
- Alternatives for co-firing biomass in coal plant
- How sustainable is biogas?
- Bringing biofuels on the market
- Socio-economic opportunities of the biobased economy in the south-west of the Netherlands
- Bio-energy status document 2012
- Natural cork bottle stoppers: a stopper on CO2 emissions?
- The soil in the bio-economy
- Inventory study of the biobased economy in the Dutch chemical industry
- Biofuels on the Dutch market
- Comparing the Green Gold Label CO2 Calculation Methodology with the NTA8080 Standard
- High-grade use of waste propane streams in the Dutch chemical industry
- Sustainable alternatives for land-based biofuels in the European Union
- Green chemical feedstocks: potential in the EU and sustainability aspects
- Cascading of Biomass
13 Solutions for a Sustainable Bio-based Economy
- Status document on bio-energy, 2011
- Benchmarking biofuels
- Product Expansion for the Superwijzer
- Sustainability of biomass in a bio-based economy
- Review of a report on the atmospheric emissions of wood-burning stoves
- BUBE: Better Use of Biomass for Energy
Background Report to the Position Paper of IEA REDT and IEA Bioenergy
- Biofuels: indirect land use change and climate impact
- Gas-powered driving and sailing - The cost and environmental impact of natural gas and green gas as transport fuels
- Good use of biomass - summary
- The environmental impact of the Belgian carpet supply chain
- A greenhouse gas calculation methodology for biomass-based power, heat and fuels*
- High-energy nature on and around the De Veluwe national park
- Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Zuiderzee rail link
- Survey sustainable Biomass
- The future of biofeedstocks in the Netherlands
- A strategy on climat-neutral fuels
- Cost effectiveness of CO2 mitigation in transport
- An Energy-Agri-Cluster as an alternative to the Zuiderzee rail link
- Bio-energy in Europe 2005: Policy trends and issues
- Environmental analysis of four alternative (bio-)fuels for the Gelderland 13 power station