Spatial Distribution of Biomass and Woody Litter for Bio-Energy in Biscay (Spain)
AbstractForest management has been considered a subject of interest, because they act as carbon (C) sinks to mitigate CO emissions and also as producers of woody litter (WL) for bio-energy. Overall, a sustainably managed system of forests and forest products contributes to carbon mitigation in a positive, stable way. With increasing demand for sustainable production, the need to effectively utilise site-based resources increases. The utilization of WL for bio-energy can help meet the need for renewable energy production. The objective of the present study was to investigate biomass production (including C sequestration) from the most representative forestry species (Pinus radiata D. Don and Ecualyptus globulus Labill) of Biscay (Spain). Data from the third and fourth Spanish Forest Inventories (NFI3-2005 and NFI4-2011) were used. We also estimated the potential WL produced in the forest activities. Our findings were as follows: Forests of Biscay stored 12.084 Tg of biomass (dry basis), with a mean of 147.34 Mg ha in 2005 and 14.509 Tg of biomass (dry basis), with a mean of 179.82 Mg ha in 2011. The total equivalent CO in Biscay’s forests increased by 1.629 Tg year between 2005 and 2011. The study shows that the energy potential of carbon accumulated in the WL amounted to 1283.2 million MJ year . These results suggest a considerable potential for energy production. View Full-Text
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Mateos, E.; Ormaetxea, L. Spatial Distribution of Biomass and Woody Litter for Bio-Energy in Biscay (Spain). Forests 2018, 9, 253.
Mateos E, Ormaetxea L. Spatial Distribution of Biomass and Woody Litter for Bio-Energy in Biscay (Spain). Forests. 2018; 9(5):253.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mateos, Esperanza; Ormaetxea, Leyre. 2018. "Spatial Distribution of Biomass and Woody Litter for Bio-Energy in Biscay (Spain)." Forests 9, no. 5: 253.
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