Field2008: Biomass energy: the scale of the potential resource

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Field and co-workers estimate that the potential of biomass to replace fossil fuels is limited to at most a few percent of the world’s energy consumption (at the 2006 level). If extracted in higher amounts the use for energy purposes would compete with food production and biodiversity. Read the whole article in Trends in Ecology and Evolution. A pdf may be found here.