Potential availability of non-woody biomass feedstock availability for pellet production within the Republic of Ireland

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Title: Potential availability of non-woody biomass feedstock availability for pellet production within the Republic of Ireland
Authors: Nolan, Anthony
McDonnell, Kevin
Devlin, Ger
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6067
Date: Mar-2010
Abstract: The threat of increasing fuel prices and climate change necessitates the need for clean, renewable and independent energy sources. A GIS (Geographical Information Systems) model was developed using ArcGIS 9.2 to analyze the availability of non-woody biomass (wheat, oat, barley and rape straw, willow and miscanthus) for pellet production in Ireland. Utilization within the heating and electricity sector would displace currently used fossil fuels with cleaner, carbon neutral non-woody residues. The aim of the analysis was to determine the total hectares of biomass within Ireland and compute the potential non-woody biomass yield. The greatest potential source of biomass for pelleting is cereal straw. Within the Republic of Ireland the South-East, South-West and Mid-East of Ireland have the greatest biomass yield for pellet production and likely to be most economically viable. Non-woody biomass has a realistic potential to displace fossil fuels within the heating and electricity sector resulting in CO2 mitigation
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineers (AOCABFE) and Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering(CSAE)
Copyright (published version): 2010 International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering(IJABE)
Keywords: Biomass pellet production;Non-woody biomass;GIS analysis;Renewable energy source;CO2 mitigation
DOI: 10.3965/j.issn.1934-6344.2010.01.063-073
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Biosystems and Food Engineering Research Collection

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