Spatialized potential for biomass energy production in Brazil: An overview

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dc.identifier.uri Ribeiro, Ana Pimenta Rode, Michael 2016-11-30T11:45:35Z 2016-11-30T11:45:35Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation 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:
dc.description.abstract 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. eng
dc.description.sponsorship Brazilian research incentive program Science Without Borders
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Heidelberg : SpringerOpen
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology 3 (2016), Nr. 1
dc.rights CC BY 4.0 Unported
dc.subject Biomass eng
dc.subject Energy matrix eng
dc.subject Energy security eng
dc.subject New technologies eng
dc.subject Renewable energy eng
dc.subject Sustainable development eng
dc.subject.ddc 500 | Naturwissenschaften ger
dc.title Spatialized potential for biomass energy production in Brazil: An overview eng
dc.type Article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.essn 2196-288X
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 1
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 3
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 01
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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