Land Resource Assessment

A comprehensive land resource assessment helps define and identify land that is both suitable for the particular bioenergy feedstock or application, and is also available in that it does not compromise food security or use land that has significant social, cultural, ecological or environmental value. In order to determine what land is most appropriately used for bioenergy feedstock production, a data-based top-down approach can be complemented with ground-truthing in the potential priority areas. The following section explains the steps that can be taken in a land resource assessment for bioenergy projects.

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