Category Archives: Bioenergy — Realizing the Potential

Bioenergy as a mainstream alternative

Modern bioenergy options have not been typical choices when the supply of heat, power and liquid fuels are contemplated. However, as bioenergy evolves from being a peripheral alternative to becoming a mainstream player in the energy sector, conditions for designing strategies for the segment change significantly. The framework within which bioenergy shall compete becomes more and more apparent.

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Biomass in Europe

Ausilio Bauen 2.1. IS BIOMASS IMPORTANT TO EUROPE? Energy, environment, agricultural and forestry-based drivers are contributing to a rediscovery of bioenergy in industrialized nations with access to biomass resources. In fact, bioenergy offers the possibility to harness a domestic, rural-based, low — carbon and sustainable energy source in both industrialized and developing coun­tries. Currently, commercial and noncommercial uses of biomass […]

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Prepared with the cooperation of Eddie Johansson. Enkopings Varmeverk

Biofuels and combustion equipment of various types and sizes are becoming more and more standardized. The transactions between buyers and sellers are also to a great extent, regulated through standardized contracts. This indicates a more mature phase of the bioenergy business segment. This new phase is strongly anchored on the experience of countries like Sweden and a few others, which […]

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THE ROLE OF POLICIES IN SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCTION

The Austrian political system is such that it allows a study of the effects of different policies on BMDH deployment individually. Austria is a federal republic with nine different states. The energy policy of these states is quite different and had a profound impact on the rate of diffusion of BMDH technology. Remarkably, the majority of the BMDH plants is […]

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FOUR MAJOR TASKS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIOENERGY IN SWEDEN

The fact that bioenergy has many links to other sectors and activities creates both problems and opportunities for its dissemination. There are definitely opportunities for developing bioenergy applications within win-win frameworks, combining solu­tions for different interests and functions in society. However, the multitude of issues involved often creates complex and time-consuming political processes.

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Managing Fuelwood Supply in Himalayan Mountain Forests

Kamal Rijal 5.1. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FOREST SECTOR IN MOUNTAIN AREAS In recent years, planning in the forestry sector has evolved to focus on how forest products (primarily, fuelwood and timber) can be utilized on a sustainable basis to contribute to sustainable development (FAO, 1993; Shen and Contreras-Hermosilla 1995). This is even more important in mountain areas, which are […]

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Enhancement of the biomass supply source

As pointed out before, bioenergy is becoming a mainstream energy alternative. But, while the business structure for bioenergy utilization is well tested and has proven efficient to this point, a number of issues need to be addressed as the expansion of bioenergy systems is contemplated. Such issues refer to the availability of biomass resources, the type of services demanded and […]

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