International Biomass Conference & Expo April8-10, 2013: Speaker Spotlight
Current Woody Biomass Inventories and the Role Carbon Accounting may Play in Future Demand
Who is the SAF and why are they an important constituency for the bioenergy industry?
The SAF represents America’s forestry profession. Its mission includes using forests to meet society’s needs. Forest biomass provides 2 percent of America’s energy consumption, and is a versatile feedstock for additional thermal, biopower, or biofuel applications.
What is the benefit a unified policy framework on carbon accounting for forestry operations?
Forest biomass is a byproduct of sustainable forest management that can help improve wildfire resiliency, provide renewable energy feedstocks, and revitalize rural communities.
How will the SAF’s policy stance on carbon accounting influence the bioenergy industry?
An EPA accounting framework that assigns a regulatory liability to “biogenic” emissions will have ripple effects extending beyond EPA’s jurisdiction for air quality, including the ability to provide energy feedstocks while maintaining forests as a sink for atmospheric carbon.