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Presentation at ETI 10 Years of Innovation Event

Sunday, 26th November 2017

On 26th November 2017 Dr Jeanette Whitaker was invited to give a presentation on Bioenergy and Land Use Change at the Energy Technologies Institute "10 Years of Innovation" Event.  The presentation highlighted the results from the ELUM: Ecosystem Land Use Modelling project and the impact of the work in policy and research terms.  The presentation is available

New Perspectives paper on Bioenergy and Land use: the remaining challenges

Saturday, 21st October 2017

This publication draws together the current state-of knowledge on the greenhouse gas savings which can be achieved through the cultivation of perennial bioenergy crops.  The paper is the output from the ELUM workshop in 2015 and frames the consensus of opinion, remaining uncertaintes and challenges for perennial bioenergy crops with respect to land use and management.

Two new publications from the Aberystwyth field experiment

Tuesday, 28th June 2016

Two new papers have been published in Global Change Biology Bioenergy from the Aberystwyth Miscanthus experiment:

McCalmont JP, McNamara NP, Donnison IS, Farrar K, Clifton-Brown JC (2016) An interyear comparison of CO2 flux and carbon budget at a commercial-scale land-use transition from semi-improved grassland toMiscanthus x giganteus. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12323

This project was commissioned and funded by the Energy Technologies Institute

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The ELUM Consortium is led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and includes the following organisations:

  • Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Southampton
  • Forest Research
  • Aberystwith University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • The University of York