Find out more about the variety of biomass resources we can convert into useful bioenergy and bioproducts, while taking into account the impact on climate, nature, jobs and cost.
Biomass is our only source of renewable carbon. It comes in many forms, with many different properties and we can make lots of different things from it. But what are the sustainability implications of the different choices we make?
Spin the coloured circles to build your pathway from feedstock through to output, understand the balance between different choices, and see how sustainable you can make your biorefinery.
You can even challenge your friends to better your sustainability score.
Each feedstock, conversion technology and output has a sustainability rating to demonstrate the potential sustainability benefits and sustainability risks for:
Climate - emissions and air quality
Nature - biodiversity and conservation
Jobs - socioeconomic considerations
Costs - economic factors
The sustainability rating has been assessed by Supergen Bioenergy Hub researchers to demonstrate the potential benefits and risks for each element you choose. The ratings do not take into account the unsustainable alternative of continuing to use fossil fuels.
What biomass resource are you going to use?
How are you going to transform your biomass into energy and products?