Bioenergy land-use - IMAGE
|Model Documentation - IMAGE|
|Institution||PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), Utrecht University (UU)|
|Concept||The IMAGE framework can best be described as a geographically explicit assessment, integrated assessment simulation model, focusing a detailed representation of relevant processes with respect to human use of energy, land and water in relation to relevant environmental processes.|
|Solution method||Recursive dynamic solution method|
|Anticipation||Simulation modelling framework, without foresight. However, a simplified version of the energy/climate part of the model (called FAIR) can be run prior to running the framework to obtain data for climate policy simulations.|
MAGNET includes ethanol and biodiesel as first-generation biofuels made from wheat, sugar cane, maize, and oilseeds 1 and the use of by-products (DDGS, oilcakes) from biofuel production in the livestock sector.
For more information, see the Energy resource endowments - IMAGE.
- Martin Banse, Hans Van Meijl, Andrzej Tabeau, Geert Woltjer (2008). Will EU biofuel policies affect global agricultural markets?. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 35 (2), 117-141.