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Dutch Agency advises the Netherlands to phase-out biomass use

Friday, 24 July 2020

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According to a report submitted in early July, the  Dutch Social Economic Council (SER) advised the Dutch government to phase out bioenergy and instead use biomass for high-value applications. 

This conclusion is based on SER’s assumption that the availability of biomass is limited and that production and use is a linear (non-renewable) activity. However, the EU's Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) and various organizations like the International Energy Agency (IEA)  regard bioenergy production to be a circular activity. 

Over the past months, there has been much debate in the country with regard to the sustainability of biomass and its role in the energy transition. 

The report highli...

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