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The introduction and expansion of biomass use in Swedish district heating systems

Ericsson, Karin LU and Werner, Sven (2016) In Biomass and Bioenergy 94. p.57-65
Abstract

District heating satisfies about 60% of the heat demand in Swedish buildings. Today, more than two thirds of the heat supply to the district heating systems is based on biomass and waste, and biomass alone accounts for about half of the heat supply. The purpose of this paper is to present the Swedish experiences of introducing and expanding the use of biomass in the district heating systems and to identify the main drivers behind this development. Our five research questions and the corresponding conclusions consider the driving forces from energy policy tools and local initiatives, the biomass prices, the established infrastructures in forestry and district heating, the technology paths for biomass conversion, and finally the future... (More)

District heating satisfies about 60% of the heat demand in Swedish buildings. Today, more than two thirds of the heat supply to the district heating systems is based on biomass and waste, and biomass alone accounts for about half of the heat supply. The purpose of this paper is to present the Swedish experiences of introducing and expanding the use of biomass in the district heating systems and to identify the main drivers behind this development. Our five research questions and the corresponding conclusions consider the driving forces from energy policy tools and local initiatives, the biomass prices, the established infrastructures in forestry and district heating, the technology paths for biomass conversion, and finally the future challenge of competing uses of biomass.

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Biomass, Carbon dioxide, CHP, District heating, Forest industry, Sweden
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Elsevier
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10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.08.011
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  author       = {Ericsson, Karin and Werner, Sven},
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  keyword      = {Biomass,Carbon dioxide,CHP,District heating,Forest industry,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {11},
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  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Biomass and Bioenergy},
  title        = {The introduction and expansion of biomass use in Swedish district heating systems},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.08.011},
  volume       = {94},
  year         = {2016},
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