Science Inventory

Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources


Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources . U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.


The revised report will inform efforts by policymakers, academics, and other stakeholders to evaluate the technical aspects related to assessments of biogenic feedstocks used for energy at stationary sources and related biogenic CO2 emissions.


This revision of the 2011 report, Accounting Framework for Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources, evaluates biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, including a detailed study of the scientific and technical issues associated with assessing biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from stationary sources. EPA developed the revised report, Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources, to present a methodological framework for assessing the extent to which the production, processing, and use of biogenic material at stationary sources for energy production results in a net atmospheric contribution of biogenic CO2 emissions. Biogenic carbon dioxide emissions are defined as CO2 emissions related to the natural carbon cycle, as well as those resulting from the production, harvest, combustion, digestion, decomposition, and processing of biologically-based materials. The EPA is continuing to refine its technical assessment of biogenic CO2 emissions through another round of targeted peer review of the revised study with the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB). This study was submitted to the SAB's Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel in February 2015 and the SAB completed its peer review in March 2019. The SAB’s peer review report is available at:

Record Details:

Record Released:07/09/2015
Record Last Revised:10/16/2019
OMB Category:Influential
Record ID: 308343