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The main objective of the research was to test the conclusions of a feasibility study of the de-centralised production of electricity from biomass carried out under the JOULE II Programme in 1992/93. That study concluded that electricity generation projects were nearly technically and commercially feasible given existing support measures for renewable energy and energy crops within the EU and that future research should concentrate on projects at the scale of 1 to 5 MWe fuelled with biomass drawn from a range of sources. To provide a rigorous examination of the conclusions in a fully commercial environment, implementation studies were developed for small power stations at four sites in Scotland, England, Italy and Portugal. Of the four plants proposed, two (in Italy and Portugal) are likely to be built in the near future.

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