What Science Can Tell Us 4

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What Science Can Tell Us 4,  2014
Paavo Pelkonen, Mika Mustonen, Antti Asikainen, Gustaf Egnell, Promode Kant, Sylvain Leduc and Davide Pettenella (editors)

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The Finnish Forest Foundation has commissioned a  presentation based on the report, the ppt-file is available here.


In addition to the recommended reading listed in the book, the authors recommend the following:



Chapter 1.2. Consumption of renewable energy and wood fuels in the European Union

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The UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section, Joint Wood Energy Enquiry.


Chapter 3. From biomass to feedstock


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