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Bioenergy & Sustainability: bridging the gaps

This project is a collective effort with contributions from 137 researchers of 82 institutions in 24 countries

One of the project’s outcome is a synthesis of knowledge volume. This is an Ebook with over 700 pages derived from an assessment that included a meeting held at UNESCO, Paris, in December 2013. Experts discussed bioenergy sustainability across its whole lifeline including land use, feedstocks, conversion technologies and the social, environmental and economic impacts of bioenergy expansion in the world.

Background chapters were commissioned to provide context, raise issues, and report on status and technological developments for bioenergy expansion. The cross-cutting chapters represent a selection of topics authors considered the most relevant to enlighten decision-making based on current scientific knowledge on bioenergy. They consider how bioenergy expansion and its impacts perform in the energy security, food security, environmental and climate security, sustainable development and innovation nexus. And most importantly authors highlighted important gaps of knowledge and suggested the science needed to fill them.

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Policy Briefs

Souza, G. M., Victoria, R. L., Verdade, L. M., Joly, C. A., Artaxo Netto, P. A., Brito Cruz, C. H., Cantarella, H., Chum, H. L., Cortez, L. A. B., Diaz-Chavez, R., Fernandes, E., Fincher, G. B., Foust, T., Goldemberg, J., Horta Nogueira, L. A., Huntley, B. J., Johnson, F. X., Kaffka, S., Karp, A., Leal, M. R. L. V., Long, S. P., Lynd, L. R., Macedo, I. C., Maciel Filho, R., Nassar, A. M., Nigro, F. E. B., Osseweijer, P., Richard, T. L., Saddler, J. N., Samseth, J., Seebaluck, V., Somerville, C. R., van der Wielen, L., Van Sluys, M.-A. Woods, J., Youngs, H. (2015). Bioenergia e Sustentabilidade. Resumo para Políticas Públicas. SCOPE p. 6 ISSN ISSN 2413-4457.

Glaucia Mendes Souza, Reynaldo L. Victoria, Luciano M. Verdade, Carlos A. Joly, Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto, Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Heitor Cantarella, Helena L. Chum, Luis Augusto Barbosa Cortez, Rocio Diaz-Chavez, Erick Fernandes, Geoffrey B. Fincher, Tom Foust, José Goldemberg, Luiz Augusto Horta Nogueira, Brian J. Huntley, Francis X. Johnson, Stephen Kaffka, Angela Karp, Manoel Regis L. V. Leal, Stephen P. Long, Lee R. Lynd, Isaias de Carvalho Macedo, Rubens Maciel Filho, André M. Nassar, Francisco E. B. Nigro, Patricia Osseweijer, Tom L. Richard, Jack N. Saddler, Jon Samseth, Vikram Seebaluck, Chris R. Somerville, Luuk van der Wielen, Marie-Anne Van Sluys, Jeremy Woods, Heather Youngs. Bioenergy & Sustainability. Policy Brief. SCOPE, v. 1, p. 6, 2015. ISSN 2411-6149

 

Book

Souza, G. M., Victoria, R., Joly, C. Verdade, L. (Editors). (2015). Bioenergy & Sustainability: Bridging the gaps. SCOPE. Vol.72, p.779. Paris. ISBN 978-2-9545557-0-6

 

Chapters
 
Glaucia Mendes Souza, Reynaldo L. Victoria, Luciano M. Verdade, Carlos A. Joly, Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto, Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Heitor Cantarella, Helena L. Chum, Luis Augusto Barbosa Cortez, Rocio Diaz-Chavez, Erick Fernandes, Geoffrey B. Fincher, José Goldemberg, Luiz Augusto Horta Nogueira, Brian J. Huntley, Francis X. Johnson, Stephen Kaffka, Angela Karp, Manoel Regis L. V. Leal, Stephen P. Long, Lee R. Lynd, Isaias de Carvalho Macedo, Rubens Maciel Filho, André M. Nassar, Francisco E. B. Nigro, Patricia Osseweijer, Tom L. Richards, Jack N. Saddler, Jon Samseth, Vikram Seebaluck, Chris R. Somerville, Luuk van der Wielen, Marie-Anne Van Sluys, Jeremy Woods, and Heather Youngs (2015). SCOPE Bioenergy & Sustainability. Technical Summary. In Bioenergy & Sustainability: bridging the gaps. Eds. Souza, G. M., Victoria, R., Joly, C. Verdade, L. SCOPE vol. 72. pp 8-26. Paris. France. ISBN 978-2-9545557-0-6
 
Glaucia Mendes Souza, Reynaldo L. Victoria, Luciano M. Verdade, Carlos A. Joly, Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto, Heitor Cantarella, Helena L. Chum, Rocio Diaz-Chavez, Erick Fernandes, Geoff Fincher, José Goldemberg, Luiz Augusto Horta Nogueira, Brian J. Huntley, Francis X. Johnson, Angela Karp, Manoel Regis L. V. Leal, Lee R. Lynd, Isaias de Carvalho Macedo, Rubens Maciel Filho, Mariana P. Massafera, André M. Nassar, Francisco E. B. Nigro, Patricia Osseweijer, Tom L. Richard, Jack N. Saddler, Jon Samseth, Vikram Seebalucks, Chris R. Somerville, Luuk van der Wielen, Marie-Anne Van Sluys, Jeremy Woods, and Heather Youngs (2015). Bioenergy Numbers. In Bioenergy & Sustainability: bridging the gaps. Eds. Souza, G. M., Victoria, R., Joly, C. Verdade, L. SCOPE vol. 72. pp 22-57. Paris. France. ISBN 978-2-9545557-0-6
 
Glaucia Mendes Souza, Luciano M. Verdade, Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Stephen Kaffka, Patricia Osseweijer, Chris R. Somerville, and Heather Youngs (2015). The much needed science: filling the gaps for the sustainable bioenergy expansion. In Bioenergy & Sustainability: bridging the gaps. Eds. Souza, G. M., Victoria, R., Joly, C. Verdade, L. SCOPE vol. 72. pp 218-227. Paris. France. ISBN 978-2-9545557-0-6

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Dr. Glaucia Souza conducts research in biotechnology and sugarcane genomics and coordinates the State of São Paulo Research Foundation Bioenergy Program. BIOEN aims at articulating public and private R&D, in academic and industrial laboratories, to advance and apply knowledge in fields related to bioenergy. Research ranges from biomass production and processing to biofuel technologies, biorefineries and sustainability. Dr. Souza is the Chairperson of the SCOPE Bioenergy & Sustainability project, a global assessment of current status and latest developments on bioenergy production and use to produce policy recommendations for the sustainable expansion of bioenergy in the world. The project involves contributions from 137 experts from 24 countries. http://bioenfapesp.org http://bioenfapesp.org/scopebioenergy

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