Wildfire critical in calculating carbon-payback time for biomass energy projects

Accounting for wildfire is essential in achieving an accurate and realistic calculation of the carbon payback period associated with converting forest biomass into energy, according to a new study.

Source: phys.org

GR:  It seems to me that there are some hidden assumptions that make the results questionable.  Perhaps the biggest IF is whether or not thinning to reduce fire danger is occurring.  Thinning is often a prelude to tree harvest.  IF it is, then the payback period would be increased by thinning.


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