Research Project Reports

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF BIOMASS ENERGY UTILISATION IN SELECTED EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES

By ERIA Working Group On " Sustainability Assessment of Biomass Utilization in East Asia" (Eds.)

ERIA Research Project Report 2009-12

Posted: March 2010

List of Project Members


Masayuki SAGISAKA (PROJECT LEADER): Dr. Eng., Deputy Director,Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability,National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan).

Sau Soon CHEN: Ph.D., Senior General Manager, Environment & Bioprocess Technology Centre, SIRIM Berhad, Malaysia.

Jessie C. ELAURIA: Ph.D., Professor, Institute of Agricultural Engineering,College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology,University of the Philippines Los Ba�os, the Philippines.

Shabbir H. GHEEWALA: Dr. Eng., Associate Professor, The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand.

Udin HASANUDIN:: Dr. Eng., Head, Department of Agroindustrial Technology,University of Lampung, Indonesia.

Hsien Hui KHOO: Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), A*STAR, Singapore.

Tomoko KONISHI: Ph.D., Post Doctoral Research Scientist, Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.

Yuki KUDOH: Tentative Working Group Leader, Dr. Eng., Research Scientist, Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.

Jane ROMERO: Ph.D., Policy Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan.

Yucho SADAMICHI : Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Vinod K. SHARMA: Ph.D., Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), India Data Management and Statistics Unit Malaysia Energy Center.



Full Report


RPR-2009-12

Contents


1. Front Cover

2. Acknowledgement

3. Table of Contents & Member List

4. Abbreviations and Acronyms

5. Executive Summary

6. Chapters:

  1. Background and Current Biofuel Sustainability Issues
  2. Assessment Methodology for Biomass Sustainability
  3. Results of Testing WG Methodology
  4. Sustainability Assessment of Biomass Utilisation in East Asia
  5. Integrated Assessment - Environmental, Economic and Social Indicators
  6. Conclusions and Recommendations

7. References

8. Country Reports

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