DATASET

Potential of energy production from agricultural residues in Europe

Collection: GIS-RE : Geo-Information System for Renewables 

Description

This study provides a spatial explicit assessment of sustainable crop residues removal based on GIS approach and data from multiple sources, considering local soil, climate, and farming practices across Europe. It represents an update of previous studies with an improved methodology and extended geographical scope that includes all the EU-28 MS and other European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM - the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo - under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244/99, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Ukraine). The availability of crop residues was estimated considering the technical constraints for harvesting and the impacts of crop residues removal on soil organic matter. The results, represented by the theoretical, technical and sustainable potentials, provide the amount of residues at 1 km of spatial resolution that could be mobilized and available for different types of uses, including energy, agriculture, biochemical and biomaterial production, etc.

Contact

Email
jrc-renewables (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • Fabio Monforti Ferrario
  • Nicolae Scarlat
  • Fernando Fahl
  • Emanuele Lugato
  • Jean-François Dallemand
    0000-0002-3836-5131

How to cite

Monforti Ferrario, Fabio; Scarlat, Nicolae; Fahl, Fernando; Lugato, Emanuele; Dallemand, Jean-Fran├žois (2018): Potential of energy production from agricultural residues in Europe. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-10076-10001

Keywords

Bioenergy Crop residues Spatial Analyses Soil Organic Carbon GIS Potential assessment mapping

Data access

Spatial distribution of crop residue potentials in Europe
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  • The data are provided in the form of raster layers (geotiff) representing the spatial distribution of the potentials of crop residue production in Europe at 1km of spatial resolution.

Crop residue potentials aggregated at NUTS2 level
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  • The data describes the potential of crop residue production in Europe aggregated at NUTS-2 level.

Publications

Publication
Integrated and spatially explicit assessment of sustainable crop residues potential in Europe
Scarlat, N., Fahl, F., Lugato, E., Monforti-Ferrario, F., & Dallemand, J. F. (2019). Integrated and spatially explicit assessment of sustainable crop residues potential in Europe. Biomass and Bioenergy, 122, 257–269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2019.01.021

Geographic areas

European Union

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2000-01-01 2015-12-31

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2019-04-10
Issued date
2018-12-07
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Energy, Science and technology
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-10076-10001
Popularity
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