Table 1

Area available for renewable energy feedstock production in Austria currently

Arable land and grassland available for renewable energy feedstock production in Austria

Baseline situation in 2006

Estimated potential in 2020 for a national Biomass Action Plan

Estimated potential in a Biomass Resource Potential Study in 2020

Estimated potential in self-sufficiency scenario (maximum)

Estimated potential in import/export scenario (maximum)


55,000 ha

1,011,000 ha

455,000 ha

443,100 ha

208,800 ha


The said available area for renewable energy feedstock production is also under a number of scenarios of land use exchange. The data come from BRAINBOWS [53] and from the authors' own calculation.

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