Introduction and general considerations
Biomass potentials list the annual potentials (e.g. in dry mass or heat value) for different fuel stocks in different regions. They may also associate costs with different potentials.
Fuel stocks include, for example, primary forestry, forestry residues, energy fuel crops, agricultural residues, manure, etc.
Sustainability concerns have been raised about some fuel stocks, focusing on emissions from land use change, competition with food crops and loss of biodiversity.
Biomass potential datasets by region
JRC-EU-TIMES: Bioenergy potentials for EU and neighbouring countries
Categorises potentials and costs for EU28 and neighbouring countries (Iceland, Switzerland, Norway and the Western Balkans countries). Has different scenarios for sustainability. "The High, Medium and Low bioenergy availability scenarios differ in assumptions related to land use, agricultural practices, and protected areas."
Lead by EURAC. Covers EU28, resolved down to NUTS3. Feedstocks are forestry residues, agricultural residues, livestock effluent and municipal solid waste.
Lignocellulosic biomass down to NUTS3 for Europe.