TY - CHAP A1 - Ana d’Espiney A2 - Isabel Paula Marques A3 - Helena Maria Pinheiro ED1 - Ana Cristina Gonçalves ED2 - Adélia Sousa ED3 - Isabel Malico Y1 - 2021-02-10 PY - 2021 T1 - Case Study: Pathways from Forest to Energy in a Circular Economy at Lafões N2 - Forests are responsible for the largest net biomass carbon production. They store the most standing biomass and carbon and thus they are an important source of bioenergy. Their importance is linked to their relative abundance and uniformity worldwide and the neutrality of CO2 emissions from biomass conversion to energy. Yet, the use of biomass for energy presents risks related to forest system sustainability and demands for new environmentally sustainable strategies for its use. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in a multitude of subjects related to forest bioenergy, ranging from trees, forest stand management, and biomass assessment to waste management, conversion technologies, and routes and energy applications. BT - Forest Biomass SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.93070 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.93070 SN - 978-1-83962-971-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-04-21 ER -