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Enviva backs 'The Future of Bioenergy' report

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Energy Global,

Enviva has applauded a new report, 'The Future of Bioenergy', published 5 December 2019 in the Global Change Biology journal and authored by Walter Reid and Mariam Ali of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Christopher Field of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

Enviva has supported the report's analysis on bioenergy as it discusses ways to contain climate change below 1.5°C.

According to Enviva, the report makes an important contribution to the dialogue on bioenergy's role as an energy source in the future, as bioenergy will play a key role in meeting climate goals. The report makes a distinction between "land-intensive bioenergy" (defined as bioenergy from terrestrial plants (e.g. crops, trees, grasses which are grown or harvested primarily for energy) and other types of biomass such as sawdust, small trees that can't be used for lumber, and "good stewardship" wood biomass that is removed from the environment when restoring the health of forests.

Enviva sources their biomass from sustainably managed working forests as well as understanding that biomass from restoration has an important role to play in climate mitigation.

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