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First webinar on the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Wood Energy

First webinar on the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Wood Energy

"The Drax Biomass Carbon Calculator - background, scope and functionalities"

11 June 2020

Virtual meeting

The UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section, in close cooperation with the Team of Specialists on wood energy, successfully organized an exclusive one-hour webinar on the Drax Biomass Carbon Calculator. The purpose of the event was to learn more about the aspects of carbon accounting of biomass and its limitations. The event was attended by 26 experts on wood energy from Europe, North America and the CIS.

Michael Goldsworthy, Sustainability Manager, presented the tool and outlined the features of the Excel based calculation tool. The ‘Biomass Carbon Calculator’ is a greenhouse gas (GHG) lifecycle emission tool developed by Drax for the purpose of calculating wood pellet supply chain GHG emissions. The ToS on Wood Energy gained insights that will be very useful for the future work of the team - The carbon footprint of biomass for energy generation is one of the key topics that the team will work on in the coming two years.

Meeting Outline

Presentation by Drax

More information about the Drax Biomass Carbon Calculator and the consultation with the public can be found here: