SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES FOR DECARBONISING THE ECONOMY

1.1 Biomass resources and potentials

  • Assessments of biomass potentials and land availability at regional, national and international levels;
  • Assessment of recoverable biomass potential;
  • Biomass mobilisation and logistics;
  • Spatial modelling and remote sensing;
  • Resources mapping.

1.2 Innovative biomass production for energy integrated into traditional agri-forestry systems

  • Innovative agri-forestry systems including biomass production for energy and materials;
  • Bioenergy production integrated into agriculture and forestry;
  • Biomass plantations increasing sustainability and ecosystem services;
  • Novel crops, multi-purpose crops, intercropping and alternative cropping systems;
  • Low ILUC impact feedstocks;
  • Crops from marginal and degraded lands;
  • Soil quality and soil fertility improvement – compost, digestate, biochar;
  • Phytoremediation solutions for contaminated lands.

1.3 Algae and aquatic biomass production systems

  • Identification, assessment and optimisation of algae strains;
  • Technologies and systems for micro and macro algae cultivation, nutrition and harvesting;
  • Integration of wastewater treatment into algae systems;
  • Algae production systems, marine farming systems;
  • Aquatic waste streams;
  • Aquaculture and aquatic waste streams;
  • Algae harvesting, drying, oil and chemical extraction.

1.4 Agroforestry residues and by-products

  • Supply of biomass and biomass by-products and residues from agriculture and forestry;
  • Biomass mobilisation: characterisation, harvest technologies, logistics and storage;
  • Resource efficient agriculture and forestry;
  • Agro-food waste;
  • Agro-industrial feedstocks and side streams.

1.5 Municipal and industrial wastes

  • Potential of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) for bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts;
  • Availability of biowaste from MSW;
  • Techniques for source separation;
  • Industrial wastes;
  • Downstream use of pulp and paper waste;
  • Sewage sludge, slaughterhouse waste;
  • Integrated waste management systems.