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Power Generation from Bioenergy Crops by Technical and Economic Feasibility Assessment

Department of Energy, University of Oviedo, c/Independencia, 13, 33004 Oviedo, Spain
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Presented at the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (SEEME), Mieres, Spain, 25–27 July 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(23), 1476;
Published: 1 November 2018
Biomass offers opportunities to generate alternative sources of energy. The introduction of energy crops as a source of raw material for power generation is a challenge in Spain. The objective of this work is to know whether in a power plant the use of a natural resource as energy crops for electricity production is technically and economically feasible. In the energy field, a simulation model is performed, depicting the model plant previously defined, whose main input variables are, on one hand, the resource and on the other hand, the configuration of the energy conversion system. Forestry data together with energy plant investment and operation costs will also be input parameters for the economic model. With all the resources and the results of energy research, the appropriate economic model is applied to show the barriers of energy crops for electricity generation. The results show the difficulties in the use of energy crops.
Keywords: biomass; bioenergy; power biomass; bioenergy; power
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Saint-Marc, R.; Paredes-Sánchez, J.P.; Xiberta-Bernat, J. Power Generation from Bioenergy Crops by Technical and Economic Feasibility Assessment. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1476.

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