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Bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian Region

Status, barriers and future

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The status of use of bioenergy, the current barriers for increased use and the future use of bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian region is described in this report. In this region, forests are abundant and a long tradition of growing agricultural crops is evident. Therefore, there are sound possibilities for an increased future use of bioenergy, which can become an important part of a sustainable energy supply. However, bioenergy production is a juvenile industry, where political decisions are of prime importance for lifting the utilisation of bioenergy to the full impact on economy and environment. A number of the main technical bottlenecks have already been solved and biofuels are used on a relatively large commercial scale today. A full scale technical development of the bioenergy area must be market driven, but the technology is just below the threshold level where it will attract the large scale investments needed to establish a market. Holistic strategies and interdisciplinary efforts taking all part of the bioenergy chain into account is important. Political support in the form of limited subsidies or mandatory use of bioenergy will have a large positive impact on the creation of a commercial market with committed involvement from the industries.

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Plans for future increased use of bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian region

The forecast of the consumption of firewood depends on how the regions will manage the transition from the extensive use of firewood to a rational use. Currently, people who are involved in rape cultivation are very active, asking for bigger support from the state, because rape is a source for biofuel and the volume is not enough in Latvia.

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