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Assessment methods for implementation of phytoenergetics in artificial areas in Central and Eastern Europe

The methodology for phytoenergetics implementation in artificial areas is a set of knowledge and methods developed or used for case study of ENERGY FOREST project (NNE5-2002-00049). The information included is relevant mostly for artificial areas impacted by open-pit mining under conditions of Central and Eastern Europe.

The methodology includes description of regional biomass potential assessment method using GIS data, selection of suitable energy crops, methods for their cultivation on the artificial areas and economical/technological modelling of an optimal setup of processing/conversion facility using pre-existing DSS tool operated by company CRES (Greece). The methodology has been tested in North Bohemian district Chomutov, which is an area of brown-coal open-pit mines, a typical example of such areas in Central and Eastern Europe.

The outputs of the application of the methods are mostly recommendations for regional administration, farmers of potential investors in phytoenergetics. The recommendations are supported by GIS maps visualising quantitative spatial results of the biomass potential assessment and optionally by results of economical modelling with expected cash flows for a processing/conversion plant with specified position and capacity within the region under consideration. Suitable crops and cultivation techniques are also described.

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