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Research projects

Competitiveness of bioenergy production within the economical and political framework


Project number: AWI/163/08

Project staff: Ortner, K.M.; Janetschek, H.; Quendler, E.; Wagner, K.

Partner: Biomasseverband; BMLFUW, Abt. II/1, Abt. III/3, Abt. III/9; Bundesanstalt für Bergbauernfragen; Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft; Energieverwertungsagentur; HBLFA Wieselburg; Österreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit GmbH; LFZ-Raumberg-Gumpenstein; Umweltbundesamt

The period specified: 2008 - 2012

Project description: 

The study analyses the current structure of energy consumption and the possibilities to shift to alternative sources in the future. It estimates the possible contribution of various sources of biomass to future demand and the impact of their increased utilization on the prices of agricultural products and food, their effect on land uses (wood, farmland and grassland), income, employment and environmental indicators on a regional scale. The analysis should provide a basis for the evaluation of the scope and the economic viability of the utilization of biomass in view of current and future objectives and expected market conditions.