Bioenergy production from stump harvesting in Finland

stump harvesting is additional source of biomass extraction for energy production highly supported by industry and most of the forest owners, however NGOs are against this idea

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Biomass extraction conflicts (legally)
Resources logging residues
Issues 1 ecological, 2 economical, 3 social, 4 cultural
Keywords forest residues, conflict, energy vs. wood, Finland
Start date 2000
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Industry, forest owners - increase the profit from the unit for forest land and secure domestic energy production. NGOs - destruction of soil, and negative ecological consequences.
Barriers for dialogue lobbying the biomass energy at EU level actually does not give change to NGOs
Forums for dialogue more research on biomass extraction and ecological consequences
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation use of public cases and benchmarking of biomass utilization from underground level
Comments the stump lifting is officially allowed and widely practiced by companies, however NGOs still unhappy with negative consequences