Martijn Vis

Martijn Vis
BTG Biomass Technology Group B.V.

MSc

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Introduction
Martijn Vis currently works as senior consultant at the Consultancy BTG Biomass Technology Group.

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Publications (29)
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Under the auspices of the EU's new Circular Economy Action Plan and Bioeconomy Strategy, the usage of sustainably renewable biomass for bio-based chemicals is a part-solution for addressing the multidimensional challenges of (inter alia) growth and employment, food and energy security, climate change and biodiversity. Unfortunately, the lack of a f...
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Life and biological sciences and technologies are enablers for bio-based innovations that bear the potential to use natural resources sustainably, by reducing dependence on fossil fuels, by protecting the environment and climate, ensuring food security, and maintaining international competitiveness. This study presents the 50 most significant bio-b...
Technical Report
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This report aims to contribute to a better understanding of bio-based chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals in comparison to their competing fossil-based technologies, selecting representative value chains for each of the categories. This information is also needed to feed forward-looking modelling tools with aggregated data, which serves as a st...
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The use of pyrolysis-based wood conservation is a good alternative for the use of fossil-based creosotes. In this life cycle assessment (LCA) the environmental impact of a biorefinery approach of pyrolysis oil from forestry residues or maize digestate and its application as wood modification treatment is determined. The damage to ecosystems, damage...
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Cascading use of biomass is a recognized strategy contributing to an efficient development of the bioeconomy and for mitigating climate change. This study aims at assessing the potential of cascading use of woody biomass for reducing GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions and increasing the overall wood flow efficiency in the European Union’s forest and bi...
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Sustainably managed forests provide renewable raw material that can be used for primary/secondary conversion products and as biomass for energy generation. The potentially available amounts of timber, which are still lower than annual increments, have been published earlier. Access to this timber can be challenging for small-dimensioned assortments...
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Table 4 is corrected after the release of article in Journal of Cleaner Production to improve readability and understanding
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Cascading use of biomass is a recognized strategy contributing to an efficient development of the bioeconomy and for mitigating climate change. This study aims at assessing the potential of cascading use of woody biomass for reducing GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions and increasing the overall wood flow efficiency in the European Union’s forest and bi...
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Revised Abstract (Note: Appendix A Supplementary Data and Revised Table 4 can be found in Data section of ResearchGate) Cascading use of biomass is a recognized strategy contributing to an efficient development of the bioeconomy and for mitigating climate change. This study aims at assessing the potential of cascading use of woody biomass for red...
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The utilization of bio-waste and postconsumer wood is cascading use, contributing to the development of a circular economy. Insight in the potential and quality of available resources is crucial for obtaining a realistic view on current and future possibilities and limitations of the use of these resources. Key challenges of assessing the potential...
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There is a variety of different methods for carrying out sustainability impact assessments of energy value chains. The different methods can use the same, or similarly named, indicators, but the methods make different assumptions about the system boundaries and differ in the purpose of the assessment, and this can lead to confusion when communicati...
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Cascading use is the efficient utilisation of resources by using residues and recycled materials for material use to extend total biomass availability within a given system. Cascading at the market level (sectors and products) can be quantified through wood flow analysis. The cascading use of wood takes place in the EU in a variety of forms and con...
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Cascading use of biomass is a recognized strategy contributing to the development of the bioeconomy and for mitigating climate change.This explorative study highlights the potential of cascading use of woody biomass in the wood production chains to contribute to a reduction of environmental impacts related to wood resource and energy use, but it al...
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For many years, the European Commission has undertaken a number of initiatives to help support the development of sustainable and advanced biofuel plants in the EU, including through the 7th Framework Programme of Research and Technological Development, and more recently the Horizon 2020 programme. However, the Commission has identified that since...
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Impact assessments are used throughout different sectors to evaluate the potential damages and benefits to the environment and the society, which a given project or realization could cause. Impact assessments are applicable to all sectors from construction to agriculture, services and industry. In many countries, (environmental) impact assessments...
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There has been a strong public debate on the sustainability of feedstock used in the production of biofuels. Some of the main concerns have been the impacts of biomass production on food security, the local economy, and working conditions in feedstock production and conversion chains. This chapter assesses the socioeconomic impacts of lignocellulos...
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Many countries worldwide are increasingly engaging in the promotion of biomass production for industrial uses such as biofuels and bioproducts (chemicals, bioplastics, etc.). Until today, mainly biofuels were supported by European policies, but support for bioproducts is still lacking behind. Thus, also the public sustainability debate concentrated...
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Policy and decision makers in the EU have put energy policy objectives high on the agenda, including the promotion of the use of biomass as an energy source. European Community policy aims for a strong increase of renewable energy in the EU's overall energy mix (from little over 10 % today to 20 % by 2020) and a considerable increase of the share o...
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Biomass resource assessments indicate the availability of biomass for energy production. This handbook provides best practices for determination of biomass resource potentials and gives guidance for transparent presentation of results. Methods are provided for forest biomass, energy crops, agricultural residues and organic waste. For each biomass t...
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Given the current high rank of the policy objectives for an increase of the use of renewable energy, a solid knowledge of the potentials of biomass for energy is crucial both for policy and industry. Since current potential estimates for the same area and biomass category differ considerably, a harmonisation of such potential estimates is necessary...
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This handbook has the purpose to promote harmonisation in the development of biomass resource assessments. It provides best practice methods for determination of biomass resource potentials, and gives guidance for transparent presentation of results by providing terms and definitions needed for the execution and presentation of biomass resource ass...
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The overall objective of the Biomass Energy Europe (BEE) project is to improve the accuracy and comparability of future biomass resource assessments for energy by reducing heterogeneity, increasing harmonisation and exchanging knowledge. First, similarities and differences between the various approaches, methodologies and datasets used in biomass r...
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Dit rapport geeft een overzicht van organische reststromen die vrijkomen uit de voedings- en genotmiddelenindustrie (VGI), waarbij is aangegeven welke reststromen kansrijk zijn voor energieopwekking. Van elke potentieel kansrijke reststroom is aangegeven welke energieconversietechnologieën het meest geschikt zijn.

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