Preliminary evaluation of a short rotation forestry poplar biomass supply chain in Emilia Romagna Region.
Pari, L.; Brambilla, M.; Civitarese, V.; Bisaglia, C.
Journal of Agricultural Engineering. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the Italian Society of Agricultural Engineering.
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Woody Biomasses (from agriculture and forestry activities) are among the most promising renewable energy sources. Current literature describes woody biomass feedstock supply chains supporting biofuels and utilities industries: the potentially productive land area overheads required for biomass production may results in a complex logistic within the whole chain. Its effective enhancement requires significant changes in the logistics environment of energy plants for sustainable energy production and the sequence-dependent procurement chains for biomasses furthermore complicate these changes.
According to this, optimizing harvesting and supplying operations turns out to be strategic within the framework of the current energy policy. In this work we present a case study carried out monitoring 57
short rotation forestry (SRF) production sites placed in Emilia Romagna Region, Northern Italy, all supplying the harvested biomass.