A decision support system for forest biomass exploitation for energy production purposes is presented. In the proposed approach, geographic information system based techniques are integrated with mathematical programming methods to yield a comprehensive system that allows the formalisation of the problem, decision taking, and evaluation of e2ects. The aim of this work is to assess the possibility of biomass exploitation for both thermal and electric energy production in a given area, while relating this use to an e3cient and sustainable management of the forests within the same territory. The decision support system allows for the locating of plants and the computing of their optimal sizing (de4ning which kind of energy is convenient to produce for the speci4c area), taking into account several aspects (economic, technical, regulatory, and social) and deciding how to plan biomass collection and harvesting. A case study applied to a small Italian mountain area is presented.

Optimizing forest biomass exploitation for energy supply at a regional level / D. FREPPAZ; R. MINCIARDI; M. ROBBA; M. ROVATTI; R. SACILE; A. TARAMASSO. - STAMPA. - 26(2004), pp. 15-25.

Optimizing forest biomass exploitation for energy supply at a regional level

MINCIARDI, RICCARDO;ROBBA, MICHELA;ROVATTI, MAURO;SACILE, ROBERTO;TARAMASSO, ANGELA CELESTE
2004

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A decision support system for forest biomass exploitation for energy production purposes is presented. In the proposed approach, geographic information system based techniques are integrated with mathematical programming methods to yield a comprehensive system that allows the formalisation of the problem, decision taking, and evaluation of e2ects. The aim of this work is to assess the possibility of biomass exploitation for both thermal and electric energy production in a given area, while relating this use to an e3cient and sustainable management of the forests within the same territory. The decision support system allows for the locating of plants and the computing of their optimal sizing (de4ning which kind of energy is convenient to produce for the speci4c area), taking into account several aspects (economic, technical, regulatory, and social) and deciding how to plan biomass collection and harvesting. A case study applied to a small Italian mountain area is presented.
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