Assessment of biomass consumption

Hemstock, S.L. (2012) Assessment of biomass consumption. In: The Biomass Assessment Handbook. Taylor and Francis, Abingdon. ISBN 9781849772884

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Abstract

This chapter deals in some detail with various methods for obtaining reliable data on biomass energy consumption. It is structured to have particular relevance for the field worker looking at the feasibility of smaller scale bioenergy projects. The emphasis is on community level consumption in rural areas of developing countries, with respect to the amount and type of biomass resource consumed and that available for project activities. Sections of this chapter examine suitable assessment methods, appropriate analysis and the assessment of availability of appropriate resources for satisfactory formulation of a bioenergy project. Indicators of changes in biomass consumption over time, which may alter the amount of biomass resource available for future project sustainability, are also examined. An example of a survey designed and implemented in the field (by the NGO Alofa Tuvalu)1 to assess biomass consumption in Tuvalu will be used to illustrate some of the issues discussed in this chapter.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: School of Social Science
Depositing User: Stephen Macdonald
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 13:50
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 13:50
URI: http://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/685

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