There are various bioenergy sources available for innovative conversion processes to generate heat and electricity and release biofuels. Bioenergy sources are hard to quantify because of their competing and multiple uses.
Production statistics that quantify current commodities like sawlogs, pulpwood, sugar, and grain, are available. However, such commodities are still primarily composed of market materials, animal feed, and food.
Of course, they could still apply to bioenergy industries under certain conditions. However, this is not guaranteed to be the most usable among all.
Nevertheless, the potential bioenergy sources in Australia are abundant, considering that there are resources such as waste streams, forest and plantation residues, and under-utilized crop residues.
Aside from these, there’s also a significant increase in the non-edible biomass range of feedstocks through second-generation technological development. The future’s potential feedstocks include changing existing crops, planting new trees, and growing new algae.
Overall, there are many factors to consider for a bioenergy source, such as conversion process type, resource distribution and location, and moisture content.