Time-dependent climate impact of biomass use in a fourth generation district heating system

Last changed: 21 December 2020

In order to reach the climate target under the Paris Agreement, a change in the current energy system is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thereby mitigate climate change.

The aim of this project was to increase the knowledge of the climate impact of using forest residues for heat and power production in a fourth generation district heating system.

In the project, which was a collaboration between SLU, KTH and Stockholm Exergi, a time-dependent climate impact assessment method was combined with a time-dependent energy system model. 

The climate impact of combusting forest residues (tops and branches) was compared with incineration of municipal solid waste, waste wood and hard coal, and a scenario where bioenergy was combined with carbon capture and storage (BECCS).


Financing: Stockholm Exergi

Project time: 2019-03-01 – 2019-11-30