FLOW - Modeling Fiber Flows: Bioenergy Potential and Carbon Footprint Mitigation


  • Sustainability and Climate Change


The objective of this project is to give information on how to take into account CO2 sequestrated in the forest in calculation of carbon footprint of forest products. This information will help the industry sector's Research and Development to optimize the use of biomass proactively in terms of EU's climate change policy. The project will also increase knowledge on fiber based product's carbon economy through several case studies that furthermore give scientifically based results to be used in environmental communication to the authorities and customers. This project is focused on environmental sustainability and therefore the economic and social impacts are not included in the project scope. The more specific project objectives are as follows:

  • Modeling biogenic carbon balances in the forest and linking them to the carbon balance calculations in the fiber-based product's value chain
  • Building a harmonized calculation procedure for energy and carbon balance from forest to the end-use, taking into account the principles and definitions from carbon footprint ISO standardization work
  • Find out the environmentally sustainable biomass (wood fiber) sources for bio-energy production


01.01.2009 - 30.06.2010



Project Management

Coordinator: Oy Keskuslaboratorio - Centrallaboratorium Ab (KCL)
Name: Helena Wessman
Email: firstname.lastname (at)
Country: Finland
Contact Person at EFI: marcus.lindner (at)

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