Utilization of Olive Pomace for Energy Purposes in Tuscany: a Spatially Explicit Approach Applied to Estimating Potentials of Local Bioenergy Chains

R. Villani, G. Ragaglini, D. Poli & E. Bonari
In Tuscany, approximately 83,000 t/year of crude olive cake are produced as a by-product of the olive oil industry. Part of this by-product is currently conveyed from 450 olive mills to two olive-pomace oil extraction plants where crude pomace oil is produced and dried pomace is used as biomass fuel. In the present work, the energy potential of the crude olive cake produced in Tuscany is assessed and made geographically explicit. Due to differences in...