EU Bioenergy Article on GRAS: A Tool to guarantee sustainable Bioenergy
EU Bioenergy, Article from 29 March 2016
GRAS – Global Risk Assessment Services – is an easy to use online tool to guarantee that biomass is being produced sustainably.
GRAS is an automated system of satellite monitoring that provides comprehensive sustainability-related information on biodiversity, carbon stocks, land use change (LUC) and social indices.
The article describes how GRAS provides analysis on the basis of up-to-date satellite imagery and shows examples on how GRAS can be used to monitor land use change over time.
GRAS can be applied, for example, for the risk assessment in the framework of sustainability certification.