Webinar explores temporal and accounting aspects of greenhouse gas emissions
The Supergen Bioenergy Hub ran a webinar on 3 June exploring the different methodologies for accounting greenhouse gases in respect of bioenergy and biomaterials.
A recording of the event is available on YouTube.
The first two presentations, from Sam Cooper at the University of Bath and Andrew Welfle from the University of Manchester, introduced findings from two recently published Supergen Bioenergy Hub policy briefs: Greenhouse gas emissions – timing matters! and Accounting whole life cycle bioenergy emissions within the UNFCCC emission accounting framework.
The next two presentations provided the industry perspective and were given by Michael Goldsworthy, Sustainability Manager at Drax, and Nicola Noponen, Technical Adviser at the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).
The presentation slides are available to download below.
Marcelle McManus from the University of Bath introduced the webinars and moderated questions on the presentations. Mirjam Roder from Aston University moderated the panel discussion among the four presenters.
Further information and resources
RSB GHG calculator tool (free for RSB members and certified operators)
Spreadsheet to facilitate the calculation of time-dependent Absolute Global Warming Potential and Absolute Global Temperature Potential due to a temporally resolved (year by year) emissions inventory (CO2, CH4, N2O)