The Power of Biomass: Experts Disclose the Potential for Success of Bioenergy Technologies

46 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2013

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Giulia Fiorese

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei; Polytechnic University of Milan - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione

Michela Catenacci

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Valentina Bosetti

Bocconi University; CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change

Elena Verdolini

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change

Date Written: March 15, 2013

Abstract

This paper focuses on technologies which use thermo-chemical or biochemical processes to convert biomass into electricity. We present the results from an expert elicitation exercise involving sixteen leading experts coming from different EU Member States. Aim of the elicitation was to assess the potential cost reduction of RD&D (Research, Development and Demonstration) efforts and to identify barriers to the diffusion of these technologies. The research sheds light on the future potential of bioenergy technologies both in OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and non-OECD countries. The results we present are an important input both for the integrated assessment modeling community and for policy makers who draft public RD&D strategies.

Keywords: Expert Elicitation, Research, Development and Demonstration, Bioenergy

JEL Classification: Q42, Q55

Suggested Citation

Fiorese, Giulia and Catenacci, Michela and Bosetti, Valentina and Verdolini, Elena, The Power of Biomass: Experts Disclose the Potential for Success of Bioenergy Technologies (March 15, 2013). FEEM Working Paper No. 18.2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2233964 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2233964

Giulia Fiorese (Contact Author)

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

Polytechnic University of Milan - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione ( email )

Via Ponzio 34/5
Milano, 20133
Italy

Michela Catenacci

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

Valentina Bosetti

Bocconi University

Via Gobbi 5
Milan, 20136
Italy

CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change

via Augusto Imperatore, 16
Lecce, I-73100
Italy

Elena Verdolini

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

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