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Importance of bioenergy markets for the development of the global energy system

Abstract : Fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas dominate the global energy supply, covering more than 80% of the total primary energy supply of 508 EJ in 2009. In order to reach climate targets and create low-carbon economies, biomass is expected to play a pivotal role. While the future resource potential of biomass may be significant and the global trade of bioenergy is rapidly expanding, biomass is currently only playing a minor role in the global energy supply. Total biomass primary energy supply was 51 EJ in 2008, of which more than 60% constituted for traditional use such as cooking and heating in developing countries (India and sub-Saharan Africa). The main applications of modern use of biomass are today firstly, in the industrial sector to produce process steam, and secondly, in the power sector.
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Nicklas Forsell, Sandrine Selosse. Importance of bioenergy markets for the development of the global energy system. International Energy Workshop (IEW), Jun 2012, Cap Town, South Africa. 5 p. ⟨hal-00868633⟩

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