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Barriers and Opportunities for Pellet Markets in Central and Eastern Europe: Case Study – Bulgaria

Zlatev, Vasil LU (2012) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN41 20122
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Pellets are a form of biomass used in highly efficient heating systems. Thus, development of pellet markets could improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, create employment opportunities, increase energy security, and improve air quality. The present research explores the development of the domestic pellet market in Bulgaria. The research’s objectives are to investigate barriers and opportunities for the development of the market. Findings from literature and conducted interviews establish the current status of the domestic market for pellets in Bulgaria. The study analyzes the political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental aspects of the market at present. It then, identifies barriers and... (More)
Pellets are a form of biomass used in highly efficient heating systems. Thus, development of pellet markets could improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, create employment opportunities, increase energy security, and improve air quality. The present research explores the development of the domestic pellet market in Bulgaria. The research’s objectives are to investigate barriers and opportunities for the development of the market. Findings from literature and conducted interviews establish the current status of the domestic market for pellets in Bulgaria. The study analyzes the political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental aspects of the market at present. It then, identifies barriers and opportunities for market development in Bulgaria. Changes in the forestry sector, in financial incentives for RES heating, and in energy strategy and policy making are suggested in order to overcome the barriers for market development. In addition, the market development in Bulgaria could be used as a case study for similar analysis in other Central and Eastern European countries due to identified shared trends and attributes. (Less)
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author
Zlatev, Vasil LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20122
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Pellets, Market, Barriers, Opportunities, Heating, Biomass, Policy
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2012:38
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
3125153
date added to LUP
2012-10-16 17:52:46
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2012-10-16 17:52:46
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  abstract     = {Pellets are a form of biomass used in highly efficient heating systems. Thus, development of pellet markets could improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, create employment opportunities, increase energy security, and improve air quality. The present research explores the development of the domestic pellet market in Bulgaria. The research’s objectives are to investigate barriers and opportunities for the development of the market. Findings from literature and conducted interviews establish the current status of the domestic market for pellets in Bulgaria. The study analyzes the political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental aspects of the market at present. It then, identifies barriers and opportunities for market development in Bulgaria. Changes in the forestry sector, in financial incentives for RES heating, and in energy strategy and policy making are suggested in order to overcome the barriers for market development. In addition, the market development in Bulgaria could be used as a case study for similar analysis in other Central and Eastern European countries due to identified shared trends and attributes.},
  author       = {Zlatev, Vasil},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Pellets,Market,Barriers,Opportunities,Heating,Biomass,Policy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Barriers and Opportunities for Pellet Markets in Central and Eastern Europe: Case Study – Bulgaria},
  year         = {2012},
}