A brand new study (2013) found that the projected energy demand (2035) in developing countries, can be covered with energy crops in surplus agricultural lands, then not competing with food production.
We have selected most recent peer-reviewed publications showing that biomass stoves implementation can improve household income and reduce deforestation caused by uncontrolled fuelwood collection.
Most developing countries are recognizing the need to evaluate biomass pellet new business using residues and bioenergy crops. In this post we analyzed 8 reasons to invest on biomass in developing countries.
Bioenergy crops in marginal lands have been always a focus of attention for researchers, bioenergy companies and governments. But those areas would clearly have lower yields. Are lower cost feasible in those regions?.
Several studies and reports confirm that Asian biomass co-firing grows . China, Japan and South Korea are the main consumers while new opportunities and investments are increasingly flowing in the region.
THE BENELUX MARKET CONTINUES TO GROW FAST. The Hague estimates that the Benelux biomass pellets consumption will double during the period 2012 – 2020 to a volume of 5.7 MMT (US$ 1 billion).
One recent article, presented energy costs from bioenergy crops in the United Stated to be from 22$/dt (dried ton) to 110$/dt depending on crops and regions. Switchgrass and Short Rotation coppice with willows and poplar are the best known alternatives. But so many other species should be addressed.
Find here 8 excellent recommendations to consider when harvesting forest biomass. All of them are already well established and studied and linked to useful references and citations from highly reputed scientific journals and publications.