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dc.contributor.authorSCARLAT NICOLAEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFAHL FERNANDOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDALLEMAND JEAN-FRANCOISen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMONFORTI-FERRARIO FABIOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMOTOLA VINCENZOen_GB
dc.identifier.citationRENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS vol. 94 p. 915-930en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1364-0321 (online)en_GB
dc.description.abstractAnaerobic digestion is increasingly used worldwide to generate energy from biogas, bringing significant economic and environmental benefits. In particular, in the European Union (EU), biogas can contribute significantly in several countries to reach the renewable energy targets. This study provides an assessment of the spatial distribution of the biogas potential of farm manure from livestock and poultry in Europe, which is a key issue for the location and economic performances of a bioenergy plant. Biogas estimates provided in this study are computed through a spatial analysis algorithm that uses data of livestock and poultry, manure production and collection, leading to the evaluation of the spatial distribution of biogas potential at 1 km spatial resolution. Following this analysis, the theoretical biogas potential of manure was estimated at 26 billion m3 biomethane in Europe (23 billion m3 biomethane in the EU) and the realistic biogas potential, counting on collectible manure, was assessed at 18 billion m3 biomethane in Europe (16 billion m3 biomethane in the EU). Several maps provide the suitable locations and capacity of manure-based biogas plants in two different scenarios. Between 13,866 and 19,482 biogas plants could be built in Europe, with a total installed capacity between 6144 MWe and 7145 MWe, and an average capacity between 315 kWe and 515 kWe.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.C.2-Energy Efficiency and Renewablesen_GB
dc.titleA spatial analysis of biogas potential from manure in Europeen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rser.2018.06.035 (online)en_GB
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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