Spatialized potential for biomass energy production in Brazil: An overview

Download statistics - Document (COUNTER):

Ribeiro, Ana Pimenta; Rode, Michael: Spatialized potential for biomass energy production in Brazil: An overview. In: Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology 3 (2016), Nr. 1, 1. DOI:

Repository version

To cite the version in the repository, please use this identifier:

Selected time period:


Sum total of downloads: 270

The opportunity for renewable energy production in developing countries is a theme of high relevance within the context of climate change. In this paper we explore the production of electricity in Brazil and investigate the potential for sustainable biomass energy production. This is explored in a GIS system (1) establishing the demand centers or regions (energy demand factor), (2) checking if they can be served by existing capacity and transmission (transmission lines factor), (3) deciding on new generation and whether it will an island or the main grid connection (power plants factor), (4) locating the power plant subject to the potential biomass supply accepting the environmental constraints (land use and environmental preservation factors). Results show that even though large areas have a potential for biomass energy production, the lack of investments in technological improvements and changes in the system status quo result in a system that does not progress towards of becoming a cleaner, safer and less dependent on climatic factors. We conclude that biomass has the potential to grow as a source of renewable and clean energy. This potential can be explored by conserving respecting the environment and encouraging the creation of decentralized systems, thereby making Brazil a key player in the climate change targets in the coming years.
License of this version: CC BY 4.0 Unported
Document Type: Article
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2016
Appears in Collections:Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft

distribution of downloads over the selected time period:

downloads by country:

pos. country downloads
total perc.
1 image of flag of Germany Germany 192 71.11%
2 image of flag of United States United States 29 10.74%
3 image of flag of Denmark Denmark 11 4.07%
4 image of flag of France France 7 2.59%
5 image of flag of China China 7 2.59%
6 image of flag of Vietnam Vietnam 3 1.11%
7 image of flag of Russian Federation Russian Federation 3 1.11%
8 image of flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 3 1.11%
9 image of flag of No geo information available No geo information available 2 0.74%
10 image of flag of Brazil Brazil 2 0.74%
    other countries 11 4.07%

Further download figures and rankings:


Zur Erhebung der Downloadstatistiken kommen entsprechend dem „COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources“ international anerkannte Regeln und Normen zur Anwendung. COUNTER ist eine internationale Non-Profit-Organisation, in der Bibliotheksverbände, Datenbankanbieter und Verlage gemeinsam an Standards zur Erhebung, Speicherung und Verarbeitung von Nutzungsdaten elektronischer Ressourcen arbeiten, welche so Objektivität und Vergleichbarkeit gewährleisten sollen. Es werden hierbei ausschließlich Zugriffe auf die entsprechenden Volltexte ausgewertet, keine Aufrufe der Website an sich.

Search the repository