D. van den Berg's scientific contributions

Publications (8)

Book
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...
Conference Paper
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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...
Technical Report
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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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... Flexibility offers opportunities for value chain configurations [56,57] with high performance in terms of sustainability and resource efficiency. This priority applies within biomass production and conversion stages and can be accomplished through selection of suitable biomass feedstocks, types and scale of conversion technologies. ...
... A logistical component is one of the links to solve mismatch problems in the biomass value chain from biomass production to final conversion (Annevelink et al., 2014(Annevelink et al., , 2015a. Examples are pretreatment, storage, and transport technologies that are needed to deliver biomass of a specified quality at the correct moment to a processing technology. ...
... Terminology in the current discussion of concepts for assessing biomass potential is inconsistent in the existing literature (Hennig et al., 2016). Despite this, some initiatives guide the harmonization of the potential calculations (Vis and van den Berg, 2010;Thrän and Pfeiffer, 2015;Brosowski et al., 2016). Brosowski et al. (2016) recently published a comprehensive review of publications on the biomass potential of wastes and residues in Germany. ...
... Electronic copy available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3734915 of crops residues which could not be sustainable for daily electricity generation [17]. Therefore, it was excluded in the different options. ...
... Modern technologies have provided a renewed impetus for using biomass and large potentials and benefits have been claimed. However, many of these claims rely on untested assumptions and may breach biophysical limits (eg Smeets et al 2009;Pearman 2013) or create further sustainability challenges. Sustainability is therefore a critical issue for the bioenergy industry internationally. ...