Potential, Origin and Utilization of Wood Biomass in Cyprus - Case Study of a Practice Followed in Many Island Communities in Europe

A. Charalambous, H. Kordatos, T. Tsoutsos, S. Tournaki & A. Charalambides
Wood biomass has been –traditionally­ an important source of energy for heating and cooking, in many island communities in Europe, especially for the mountainous and rural ones. This paper aims present the methodology developed in order to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data regarding the use of wood biomass in Cyprus including its origination, the potential, the benefits and the consequences from the uncontrolled use and overexploitation of wood biomass, as well as to...