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Publikācija: Assessment of the Availability and Utilization Potential of Low-Quality Biomass in Latvia

Publication Type Scientific article indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
Funding for basic activity National Research Programme
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Assessment of the Availability and Utilization Potential of Low-Quality Biomass in Latvia
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Research platform None
Authors Dace Lauka
Aiga Barisa
Dagnija Blumberga
Keywords biomass bioeconomy energy transport waste low-quality model biofuel
Abstract Biomass will play a pivotal role in the future economy. Within the context of the development of bioeconomy in the European Union, large-scale replacement of fossil fuels with bio-based feedstock is a topical issue not only for energy applications but also for chemicals, materials and bioproducts. The transition to bio-based economy poses a challenge of sustainable and efficient use of the limited biomass feedstock. This paper presents a conceptual methodology for an optimum supply and use of biomass resources. Authors propose a three-dimensional model called the 3D Model merging three inter-related aspects of the bioeconomy – bioresources, bioproducts and bioenergy, biomass consumers and logistic chains. The research focuses on low-quality and waste biomass resources and their use for bioenergy production such as wood residues, energy wood plantations, agriculture waste and by-products, green waste and organic waste. The importance of low-quality biomass lies in the untapped potential for low-quality biomass applications in Latvia that can help meeting environmental, climate, energy and waste policy targets. This is the first step to evaluate the potential of low-quality biomass application potential in Latvia. The proposed 3D methodology serves as a platform for further policy planning studies in the field of bioeconomy and sustainable use of bioresources.
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.065
Hyperlink: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610218302224 
Reference Lauka, D., Barisa, A., Blumberga, D. Assessment of the Availability and Utilization Potential of Low-Quality Biomass in Latvia. Energy Procedia, 2018, Vol. 147, pp.518-524. ISSN 1876-6102. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.065
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