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Forest Biomass

From Trees to Energy


Adélia Sousa

University of Évora

Isabel Malico

University of Évora

Forests are responsible for the largest net biomass carbon production. They store the most standing biomass and carbon and thus they are an important source of bioenergy. Their importance is linked to their relative abundance and uniformity worldwide and the neutrality of CO2 emissions from biomass conversion to energy. Yet, the use of biomass for energy presents risks related to forest system sustainability and demands for new environmentally sustainable strategies for its use. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in a multitude of subjects related to forest bioenergy, ranging from trees, forest stand management, and biomass assessment to waste management, conversion technologies, and routes and energy applications.

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Forest BiomassFrom Trees to EnergyEdited by Ana Cristina Gonçalves

Published: February 10th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.90324

ISBN: 978-1-83962-971-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-970-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-972-3

Copyright year: 2021

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2343 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

4 Dimensions Citations


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1. Energy Production from Forest Biomass: An Overview

By Ana Cristina Gonçalves, Isabel Malico and Adélia M.O. Sousa


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2. The Potential of Sentinel-2 Satellite Images for Land-Cover/Land-Use and Forest Biomass Estimation: A Review

By Crismeire Isbaex and Ana Margarida Coelho


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3. Biomass Estimation Using Satellite-Based Data

By Patrícia Lourenço


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4. Management of Maritime Pine: Energetic Potential with Alternative Silvicultural Guidelines

By Teresa Fonseca and José Lousada


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5. Evergreen Oak Biomass Residues for Firewood

By Isabel Malico, Ana Cristina Gonçalves and Adélia M.O. Sousa


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6. Koroch (Pongamia pinnata): A Promising Unexploited Resources for the Tropics and Subtropics

By Abul Kalam Mohammad Aminul Islam, Swapan Chakrabarty, Zahira Yaakob, Mohammad Ahiduzzaman and Abul Kalam Mohammad Mominul Islam


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7. Case Study: Pathways from Forest to Energy in a Circular Economy at Lafões

By Ana d’Espiney, Isabel Paula Marques and Helena Maria Pinheiro


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8. Methodology for the Evaluation of the Electrical Energy Potential of Residual Biomass from the Wood Industry: A Case Study in Brazil

By Augusto César de Mendonça Brasil


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9. Opportunities of Circular Economy in a Complex System of Woody Biomass and Municipal Sewage Plants

By Attila Bai and Zoltán Gabnai


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