Dedicated Biomass Plants for Combined Heat & Power (CHP). The Portuguese National Strategy

H. Viana, D. Lopes & J. Aranha
The present work analyses the suitability of existing and planned wood-fired power plant in Portugal according to the forest biomass resource available for use as energy. Following the European Union strategy in climate and energy, which aims the decrease of greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the share of renewable energies (wind, solar, biomass, etc) consumption, Portugal established, in a first commitment, that the production of electrical energy from renewable sources should reach 45 % of...