Bioenergy Advantages & Disadvantages Elena Petrova Alisa Apanitsyna Egor Selivanov Maksim Kanishchev Jose Solis
Reasons � Economical � Environmental � Social
Economical Reasons to support � � � Local employment Low risk in short rotation investments Non expensive harvesting machinery Subsidies scheme from government Cost savings Increase of energy independence Reasons not to support � � � Lower revenues than traditional forest management Non profitable as fossil fuels energy sources Low adoption levels from society Non enough developed technology Difficulties in constant supply flow (contractors reliability) Investment of additional money for replacing/build facilities
Environmental Reasons to support � � � � Reducing land degradation (shifting from intensive agricultural to SRC) Leaching of N is substantially lower in SRC Higher storage of C in topsoil Increasing of CO 2 sink Reduction of pest/diseases risk due to collecting waste logging operations Reduction of fire risk Reduction of land salinity and erosion in SRC Reasons not to support � � � Decreasing of biodiversity (shelter and food for animals) Negative visual impact Fossil fuels for equipment
Social Reasons to support � � � Fixation of rural population Improving of standards living of local communities Creation of rural employment Reasons not to support � Fear of innovations
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