About The Author

John is a senior research officer at TEAGASC, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority. Research interests include: Energy Crop Agronomy, Biomass Storage, Biomass Combustion, and Life cycle assessment.

Making Room For Bioenergy: How Much Energy Can Be Produced From Biomass On Marginal Land?

More food is required for a rapidly-growing global population. At the same time, efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change have meant that fossil fuels are being replaced by renewable energies including bioenergy. Biological energy (bio-energy) was the first type of energy used by mankind, and it is estimated that a substantial proportion of