Woody biomass was found to be the largest available LCMW biomass particularly in the model regions of Germany and Spain, whereas herbaceous LCMW biomass is only abundant in the model regions of Czech Republic. The LCMW biomass in Italian model regions is a mix of both herbaceous and woody vegetation.
Biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work includes a variety of materials, both herbaceous and woody. It is a by-product of maintenance of green areas like public parks, roadsides, waterways, hedgerows, etc. What basic feedstock supply concepts can we draw?
Occurrence of material from landscape conversation and maintenance work for energy consumption in Europe
Biomass from landscape conversation and maintenance work (LCMW) is mostly not utilised in Europe, although it originates as a residue from necessary maintenance measures and its utilisation is in accordance with the principles of sustainability. To support an efficient treatment of LCMW biomass, the data on its potential, types and possible utilisation technologies need to be reviewed.
The greenGain Biomass Assessment: revealing the hidden potentials of biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work
In July 2016 the greenGain project partners finished the report on their assessment of the potential biomass amounts coming from landscape conservation and maintenance work (LCMW) in the four project regions. Deliverable 5.2 illustrates among other the applied methodology based on a bottom-up approach and shows for every LCMW type in the single project regions what potentials were calculated. The following article summarises the biomass assessment and presents an overview of the results.
How to assess relevance of biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance in a certain territory
It is usual that when a new source of biomass is identified as a potential interesting resource, to pose questions like next: Is this biomass resource actually a feasible and interesting feedstock for the inhabitants in a region? Should it be taken into account as a realistic alternative energy resource?