Bioenergy / Energy from wasteProject Australian Biomass for Bioenergy Assessment 2015-2021
This is the final report to be produced by AgriFutures for the Australian Biomass for Bioenergy Assessment (ABBA) Project. It discusses project outcomes, data continuity, challenges and lessons, and recommendations.
The ABBA project collected and collated new data regarding feedstock location and availability, and amalgamated the data in one place, on the Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (AREMI) platform, which has been transitioned to the National Map website, allowing efficient access to the data. The information was developed in conjunction with industry input and feedback to ensure data quality.
The geospatial data is available to renewable energy project developers, policy makers, and others, and provides a multi-faceted dataset that complements existing related information, such as energy infrastructure, power utilities, population data and land use data.
To ensure the accuracy, consistency, reliability and quality of outputs, data must be compiled in a uniform way by all participants. To this end, a data schema was developed by the project partners for data collection across all biomass types. The schema includes a baseline of required fields for each dataset, allowing standardised data collection across all regions, and easier comparison and analysis of data from different states.