Assessment of the Potential of Forest Residual Biomass in Talayuela (Caceres, Spain) for Solid Biofuel in Local Tobacco Barns

F. Mosquera, J. Sánchez, B. Esteban, M. Checa, L. Romero, M. Sanz, M.D. Curt & J. Fernández
The aim of this work is to assess the potential of forest residual biomass around Talayuela (‘La Vera’ county – Caceres province) as a local solid biofuel to substitute fossil fuels used in tobacco barns. The Third Spanish Forest Inventory and the Spanish Forest Map, along with mathematical equation and silvicultural operation are managed to estimate forest residual biomass. Natural protected areas (NPA’s) and slope were considered as constraints to potential biomass extraction. GIS tools...