Title: GIS-based Assessment of Straw Energy Resource in the European Union
Authors: SURI MARCELEDWARDS ROBERTHULD THOMASDALLEMAND JEAN-FRANCOIS
Citation: Proceedings of the 14th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition. Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection
Publication Year: 2005
JRC Publication N°: JRC30103
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC30103
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: Policy makers lack realistic assessments of biomass resources, whilst on a local scale exploitation of biomass resources is hampered by uncertainty about which type of biomass and conversion technology is the most suitable in particular areas. GIS have already proved their capability to assist in resolving spatially-determined issues and are widely used in applications such as nature conversion, regional planning, transport cost analysis, etc. In the field of bioenergy, GIS has still not been fully exploited, though it opens new possibilities. We have applied the existing European-wide statistical and GIS data in order to assess the theoretical and technical potential of straw from wheat and barley in the 25 European Union countries and 2 Accession Countries.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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