Bioenergy Production Chain

The Bioenergy Production Chain is important to understand in the planning process since there can be multiple products and processes associated with just one production chain. This section focuses on stages in the production chain including the processing, transport and storage of biofuels, whereas other sections and modules address feedstocks and land resources. Since bioenergy is the stored form of renewable energy, it resembles fossil fuels in some respects and differs from other renewable sources in having a physically separated production chain. The bioenergy chain can encompass various stages, depending on the source of biomass, the need for pre-and post-processing and the type of conversion processes used.

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