Can the Region of Algarve, in Portugal, be Self Sustained Energetically?

A.L. Fernando, C. Bastos & B. Mendes
The aim of this study is to analyze the potentialities of bioenergy provision from biomass in the Region of Algarve, in Portugal. The Algarve energy market is based on large share of imported fossil fuels. The inland energy production represents only 2.3% of total electricity consumption and power production from bioresources amounts to only 8.5% of the total energy production. In this study, an estimation of the energy potential from bioresources is made, namely from...