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Evaluation of bioenergy applications: combining technical economic and ecological aspects in a new model

Objective

W: To combine technical, economic, environmental and other relevant parameters to be used for the assessment of energy from biomass projects, particularly in less developed regions of the EC.

The objective is to develop, apply and test a new model that makes it possible to quantify biomass production / utilization systems at local and regional level.

For the achievement of the objective a decision support tool based on this model will be required.
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Two types of biomass systems will be examined: (a) production and processing of typical energy crops cultivated on agricultural land sweet sorghum
and bioenergy in the framework of large and complex local/regional biomass systems.

Modelling will cover technical and non-technical aspects which usually play a crucial role for potential integration of the examined biomass utilisation schemes with existing agro-industrial and energy systems in rural areas of the Community.Critical questions to be considered include: availability of bioresources; selection of conversion technologies; optimisation of product mix; mass and energy balances; role of co-products; economic feasibility; environmental impact (sustainability); and socio-economic acceptability.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Address
Zographou Campus
15700 Athens
Greece

Participants (3)

Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement - CIRAD
France
Address
Rue Jean-françois Breton 73
34090 Montpellier
Studio Sardo
Italy
Address
Via De Consoli 13
95124 Catania
UNIVERSITY OF VESZPREM
Hungary
Address
Egyetem U. 10
H-2801 Veszprem