Category Archives: Bioenergy — Realizing the Potential

Systems integration within the forest industry

The role of the forest industry in the development of bioenergy in Sweden can hardly be overstated (Hillring et al., 2001). Forest industries are the largest users of bioenergy today, and it is in this sector that the largest potential for bioenergy production still exists. In fact, there is significant potential for energy surplus through better process integration within these […]

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EXAMPLES OF COUNTRY POLICIES WITHIN THE EU Bioenergy and related policies in the UK

The UK has ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, that is, 20 per cent reduction by 2010 compared to 1990 levels. When it comes to the role of renewable energy, the target is 10 per cent renewable energy generation by 2010. The government has been introducing a number of policies aimed at fulfilling these targets, such as the Renewables Obligation […]

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About the Authors

Brew-Hammond Abeeku is the Director of the Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE) in Ghana and the Managing Director of the Kumasi Energy (KE) Company Limited. He is a mechanical engineer and holds a PhD in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex. He is also a senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and […]

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Bioenergy and related policies in Italy

Bioenergy use in Italy is relatively low at about 3.5Mtoe/year. Biomass is used for single-house heating and district heating schemes, using forestry residues, mainly in northern Italy. It is also used in CHPs, based on agricultural and food industry waste, and for biodiesel production (approximately 100000 t/year). Italy’s heavy reliance on energy imports especially fossil fuels for electricity generation and […]

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Development of a competitive bioenergy industry

In general, public spending on R&D aims at creating or maintaining favorable conditions for the development of a competitive industry. Investments in bioenergy know-how are no different. A major argument for being a forerunner in the devel­opment and use of bioenergy technologies is that this will foster the accumulation of know-how, and support a competitive industry. Huge markets are being […]

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How to Realize the Bioenergy Prospects?

Semida Silveira 1.1. WHAT IS THE NEWS? Biomass has been a major source of energy in the world since the beginning of civilization. It has been important in development processes, including early stages of industrialization in several countries. In Sweden, for example, the first concerns about preservation date from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, resulting from the recognition of the […]

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CONCLUDING REMARKS

There is a large need to expand the energy-supply infrastructure base in the world in the coming decades. IEA (2003) estimates that the global energy system requires investments of the order of 16 trillion USD between 2001 and 2030. This is obviously a tremendous challenge involving engineering, financial and environmental dimensions. But it is also a life time opportunity for […]

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