Environmental data use for determining the temporal carbon flow consequences of biomass for energy


In this project E4tech, Rezatec, the University of Edinburgh and Drax will develop a methodology to accurately identify the temporal carbon impacts of biomass removal from forests. Information will be extracted from different environmental datasets (satellite, radar and on the ground measurements) using information retrieval algorithms and linked to a forest growth model. The result will be a service that helps businesses in the wood industry understand the GHG impact associated to a given forest biomass feedstock and prove compliance with sustainability criteria to its stakeholders.