Economic Assessment of Biomass Heating Projects in France: Impact of a Carbon Tax - Development and Use of a Simulation Model Fed by the Profession

J.M. Servant & G. Lefrançois
To decide whether or not a biomass heating project should be undertaken, an assessment of its economic relevance has to be made. This concept is mostly based on a comparison of the “full cost” between the heat produced by the biomass unit and a “reference” fossil alternative. The purpose of the work is to set up a common framework to help and manage this process. This implies harmonizing the principles and building a simulating tool...