The Role of Sustainable Bioenergy in a Fully Decarbonised Society

Henrik Lund, Iva Ridjan Skov, Jakob Zinck Thellufsen, Peter Sorknæs, Andrei David Korberg, Miguel Chang, Brian Vad Mathiesen, Mikkel Strunge Kany

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With the Danish government’s goals of decreasing 70% of CO2 emissions by 2030 and reaching a fully
decarbonised society in the years after, this paper aims at identifying the role of sustainable bioenergy in
achieving this goal. The approach presented is relevant for other countries that are heading in the same
direction. The focus is on strategies to further develop the sustainable biomass resources and conversion
technologies within energy and transportation paired with CCUS (carbon capture utilization and storage) to
coordinate with other sectors and achieve a fully decarbonised society. By using hour by hour energy system
modelling and Smart Energy Systems approach, it is possible to create a robust multiple technology strategy
and keep the sustainable bioenergy levels. The results are presented as principles and guidelines on how to
include the use of sustainable biomass in the individual country as an integrated part of global
Original languageDanish
PublisherSSRN: Social Science Research Network
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2021

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