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Evaluation on community tree plantations as sustainable source for rural bioenergy in Indonesia

UJ Siregar, BH Narendra, J Suryana, CA Siregar, C Weston

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOMASS: TECHNOLOGY, APPLICATION, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 2016 | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Indonesia has forest plantation resources in rural areas far from the national electricity grid that have potential as feedstock for biomass based electricity generation. Although some fast growing tree plantations have been established for bioenergy, their sustainability has not been evaluated to date. This research aimed to evaluate the growth of several tree species, cultivated by rural communities in Jawa Island, for their sustainability as a source for bio-electricity. For each tree species the biomass was calculated from diameter and height measurements and an estimate made for potential electricity generation based on density of available biomass and calorific content. Species evaluat..

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