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2017 UNFC Public comments on Bioenergy Resources

Draft Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to Bioenergy Resources


The Sub-group on the Application of UNFC to Bioenergy Resources of the UNECE Expert Group on Resource Classification is pleased to present for public comment the “Draft Specifications for the Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to Bioenergy Resources”.

The purpose of the document is to enable application of UNFC incorporating Specifications for its Application (as set out in ECE Energy Series No. 42), to bioenergy resources.

Growing awareness and interest in renewable energy resources, including bioenergy resources, has highlighted a need to normalize the way in which renewable energy potential is reported. It is hoped that the inclusion of bioenergy specifications within UNFC will facilitate the appreciation of the potential role that bioenergy specifically, and renewable energy in general, must play as part of the larger energy sector. To aid the understanding of the application of the bioenergy specifications, five case studies are provided separately.


Cover Letter from Chairman of the Sub-group and Director, UNECE Sustainable Energy Division

Draft Specifications for Application of UNFC to Bioenergy Resources

Case studies on application of UNFC-2009 to Bioenergy Resources

 DATES: The public comment period opened on 24 May 2017 and closed on 23 July 2017.

COMMENTS RECEIVED: All comments received are available here.

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