Research methods applied to wood biomass production for energy
Blas MOLA-YUDEGO (guest lecturer)
North West Agriculture & Forestry University (China)
The course is organised by the North West Agriculture and Forestry University, at Yangling, Shaanxi, China, coordinated by Prof Guangzhe Liu. The course is the result of a long cooperation with the University of Eastern Finland, and has been offered annually since 2011. The course was originally lead by Prof Paavo Pelkonen and co-organised by Blas Mola-Yudego, Javier Arevalo and David Gritten.
Adj Prof Blas Mola-Yudego is senior researcher on forest bioenergy at the UEF, and acts as main lecturer and course leader. The course focuses on all aspects of biomass production for energy, covering forest and plantations as sources, and entailing aspects of management, sustainability, policy, economics and trade. The course this year gives especial emphasis on research methods applied to the study of the estimation of bioenergy potentials.
Special topics to be covered in lectures and discussions include: methods to estimate supply and demand of wood for energy, effects of local and global bioenergy policies, assessment of bionenergy markets, among others. The course will include advance seminars for those students willing to get a more detailed knowledge on statistical methods applied to biomass resources.