March 13, 2023
The science is clear. Sustainably managed forests and clever used forest products have a better impact on climate than leaving the forest alone. By using forest residues while securing biodiversity, an amount of 5.6 gigatons CO2 until 2050 can be avoided in Europe. This is the result of a study by Professor Hubert Röder (see link), who commented:
“If the residues are not used they will rot in the forest – without replacing fossil fuels and creating income from sustainable forest management practices.”
While the study is focused on bioenergy this also advocates the use of forest residues for carbon removal. At Perpetual Next our technologies turn low-grade wood replace by waste like low grade forest residues from sustainable forest management, into high-grade biocarbon and biochar. This way we support industries to become fossil free and circular, and is carbon removed from the atmosphere. Net Zero by 2050 cannot be done without carbon removal.
We should keep strict rules for forestry including biodiversity, replace things like concrete with wood whenever possible and use the wood residues in the best way possible to replace fossil fuels. Forschungsprojekte: Prof. Dr. Hubert Röder. More here.