Impact of structural changes in wood-using industries on net carbon emissions in Finland

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Sciences en Hurmekoski, Elias Myllyviita, Tanja Seppälä, Jyri Heinonen, Tero Kilpeläinen, Antti Pukkala, Timo Mattila, Tuomas Hetemaki, Lauri Asikainen, Antti Peltola, Heli 2021-01-26T23:14:30Z 2021-05-30T02:46:01Z 2020-08
dc.identifier.citation Hurmekoski , E , Myllyviita , T , Seppälä , J , Heinonen , T , Kilpeläinen , A , Pukkala , T , Mattila , T , Hetemaki , L , Asikainen , A & Peltola , H 2020 , ' Impact of structural changes in wood-using industries on net carbon emissions in Finland ' , Journal of Industrial Ecology , vol. 24 , no. 4 , pp. 899-912 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1088-1980
dc.identifier.other PURE: 135848404
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000509601900001
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-8717-7287/work/77481052
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-7051-8874/work/90053510
dc.description.abstract Forests and forest industries can contribute to climate change mitigation by sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, by storing it in biomass, and by fabricating products that substitute more greenhouse gas emission intensive materials and energy. The objectives of the study are to specify alternative scenarios for the diversification of wood product markets and to determine how an increasingly diversified market structure could impact the net carbon emissions (NCEs) of forestry in Finland. The NCEs of the Finnish forest sector were modelled for the period 2016-2056 by using a forest management simulation and optimization model for the standing forests and soil and separate models for product carbon storage and substitution impacts. The annual harvest was fixed at approximately 70 Mm(3), which was close to the level of roundwood removals for industry and energy in 2016. The results show that the substitution benefits for a reference scenario with the 2016 market structure account for 9.6 Mt C (35.2 Mt CO2 equivalent [CO2 eq]) in 2056, which could be further increased by 7.1 Mt C (26 Mt CO2 eq) by altering the market structure. As a key outcome, increasing the use of by-products for textiles and wood-plastic composites in place of kraft pulp and biofuel implies greater overall substitution credits compared to increasing the level of log harvest for construction. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Industrial Ecology
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dc.subject bioeconomics en
dc.subject carbon emissions en
dc.subject forest products en
dc.subject industrial ecology en
dc.subject national forest inventory en
dc.subject substitution en
dc.subject PINUS-SYLVESTRIS en
dc.subject CLIMATE-CHANGE en
dc.subject MITIGATION en
dc.subject PRODUCTS en
dc.subject FORESTS en
dc.subject SUBSTITUTION en
dc.subject TEMPERATURE en
dc.subject MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject 4112 Forestry en
dc.title Impact of structural changes in wood-using industries on net carbon emissions in Finland en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
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