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Reference Number ETI-BI1001
Title Ecosystem Land-use Modelling (ELUM) & Soil Carbon Flux Field Trial
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources (Bio-Energy, Other bio-energy) 25%;
Renewable Energy Sources (Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 50%;
Renewable Energy Sources (Bio-Energy, Production of transport biofuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Geography and Environmental Studies) 25%;
BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) 50%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 75%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 25%;
Principal Investigator Dr NP (Niall ) McNamara
No email address given
CEH Lancaster
NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 09 May 2011
End Date 24 December 2015
Duration 55 months
Total Grant Value £3,300,000
Industrial Sectors
Region South West
Programme Bioenergy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr NP (Niall ) McNamara , CEH Lancaster, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) (99.994%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Project Contact , University of Southampton (0.001%)
Project Contact , Aberystwyth University (0.001%)
Project Contact , University of Aberdeen (0.001%)
Project Contact , Forestry Commission GB (0.001%)
Project Contact , University of York (0.001%)
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Abstract The ELUM project has studied the impact of bioenergy crop land-use changes on soil carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions. It developed a model to quantitatively assess changes in levels of soil carbon, combined with the greenhouse gas flux which results from the conversion of land to bioenergy in the UK. The categorisation and mapping of these data using geographical information systems allows recommendations to be made on the most sustainable land use transition from a soil carbon and GHG perspective. Some information and/or data points will have been superseded by later peer review, please refer to updated papers published via www.elum.ac.uk
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Added to Database 15/08/18