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The Australian Biomass for Bioenergy Assessment (ABBA) project will deliver a national database of biomass resources for bioenergy across Australia.


Previous biomass resource mapping has either been undertaken at a regionally specific scale or is incomplete. The lack of reliable information on biomass feedstocks is a significant roadblock to the development of bioenergy projects across Australia.


Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) is developing the first central and national source of biomass resources which will include interactive tools to enable better access to information about the types, volumes and locations of potential bioenergy feedstocks in each state.


RIRDC will work with states and territories to collect, collate and present information through the ARENA-supported Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (AREMI) interface, a central source for renewable energy mapping data and information."



ABBA South Australian Data, including Metadata, processing information and data sources:


Agricultural Residues Methodology

Livestock Methodology

Urban Organic Waste Methodology

Forestry Methodology


Agricultural Residues Metadata

Livestock Metadata

Urban Organic Waste Metadata

Forestry Metadata

Other information

Minimum data requirements for AREMI upload

Excel spreadsheet with AREMI data as of July 2017

South Australian Biomass Mapping Methodology Report - Colby Industries





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