Energy Supply and System Studies:
In the field of Biomass and bio-energy: To better understand the technical, economic and implementation potential of biomass energy sources, geographically and in time, taking into account needs for urbanisation, food production and protection of biodiversity; to model and optimise biomass energy production and conversion systems; to investigate new and improved bio-energy technologies and systems, including multi-fuel and poly-generation concepts; to quantify the (potential) impact and performance of bio-energy technologies and systems, including bio-energy trade; to contribute to the development of certification systems for sustainable biomass energy production.
Energy and Materials Demand and Efficiency:
Increased efficiency in energy demand is generally recognized as the most cost-effective strategy to save energy and to reduce the related environmental impacts (e.g. greenhouse effect). In addition, the efficiency of materials use can be clearly increased by optimized design, re-use and recycling. Reduced material use results in lower resource requirements, energy inputs and the concomitant environmental impacts. Material substitution can serve as a complementary strategy for reducing the environmental burden (e.g., by increased use of bio-based materials).
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