Biomass Carbon Neutrality in the Forest Products Industry

April 18, 2019

Biomass carbon neutrality is when biomass carbon emissions are completely offset by forest growth, or when the carbon in the biomass would have returned to the atmosphere even if it had not been used for products or fuel. Different accounting approaches can be used to assess biomass carbon neutrality, with wildly varying results. Understanding these options will assist the forest products industry in communicating with stakeholders.